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  • America’s new love: Water

    NEW YORK (AP) – It wasn’t too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country’s heart. As New York City grapples with the legality of a ban on the sale of large cups of soda and other sugary drinks at some businesses, one thing is clear: […]
  • Dissolvable stent can correct arteries

    A new dissolvable stent can open clogged arteries and help them to repair themselves over time.
  • Medicare paid $5.1B for poor nursing home care

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to look after their residents, government investigators have found. The report, released Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, said Medicare paid about $5.1 billion for patients to stay in skilled […]
  • Colon cancer campaign reaching out to Boomers

    Are you 50 and Fearless?
  • Nurse: Despite prevalence, diabetes can be prevented

    With a recent poll showing one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, local experts emphasize that this common chronic disease may be prevented or delayed.
  • OSHA finds VA at fault for Calif. researcher death

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal officials are blaming unsafe working conditions for the death of a San Francisco Veterans Affairs medical center researcher who died after he handled a rare strain of bacteria The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday issued a notice of “serious violations” to the medical center for the death […]
  • Heart experts to present latest treatments for free

    Cardiologist and surgeons will gather in Scottsdale in order to give a free presentation on the latest heart treatments.
  • Assisted suicide on legal agenda in several states

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A push for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is under way in a half-dozen states where proponents say they see strong support for allowing doctors to prescribe mentally competent, dying individuals with the medications needed to end their own lives. The large number of baby boomers facing end-of-life issues themselves has […]
  • Experts urge not putting off colonoscopy

    With March being National Colorectal Awareness Month, local experts are encouraging adults to stop putting off a potentially life-saving screening—a colonoscopy.
  • A Mountain painted purple for pancreatic cancer

    The familiar gold A hovering over Arizona State University's main campus was painted purple on Wednesday.