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Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Report should reassure women at this stage of life, researcher says

Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls

Make sure stairs are well-lit and clear of clutter

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

Make sure toys can’t fall on your child

Brain Scans Might Spot Potential for Recovery From Coma

Right now misdiagnosis is common, so a better technology is needed, experts say

Study Links Casual Marijuana Use to Changes in Brain

The brain regions are tied to motivation, emotion and reward, researchers say

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

The bond between child and pet can also be a ‘bridge’ to interaction with others, study suggests

Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

Weight counseling should start before pregnancy, expert says

Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race

Study looked at Graves’, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis among U.S. military personnel

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

Osteoporosis rates rose among people with breathing disorder, study found

Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity’s Burden

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low ‘sunshine vitamin’ levels

Tanzeum Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Along with diet and exercise

FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Tanzeum is injected once a week and appears to help control blood sugar levels, agency says

Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; kids 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk

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