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February 20, 2017
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A sensor measures blood pressure in this file photo at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota. Researchers surveyed adults about key risk factors for heart disease, and 77 percent understood that blood pressure matters.
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
February 20, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
February 20, 2017 - 10:40am
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Researchers say parents may want to limit teens' driving on weekends. The vast majority of young people who die in alcohol-related crashes are killed on Friday and Saturday evenings. Even if youth themselves are not drinking and driving, they are more likely to be killed by adults who have been drinking and driving on weekend evenings.
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
February 20, 2017 - 8:33am
Drowsy drivers often behind fatal crashes
February 20, 2017 - 7:32am
February 7, 2017
Adults urged to get vaccinated
February 7, 2017 - 3:21pm
January 13, 2017
A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken Sept. 18, 2013.
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Studies find worrying over- and underuse of medicine worldwide
January 13, 2017 - 7:28am
January 10, 2017
A pregnant woman touches her stomach as people practice yoga in this June 20, 2012, file photo. Childre of obese parents may be more likely to experience certain developmental delays early in childhood, a recent study suggests. In an ideal scenario, the parents would be a healthy body weight prior to conception. (Reuters file photo)
Parental obesity may be tied to developmental delays in kids
January 10, 2017 - 12:04pm
January 8, 2017
Men who smoked at least 20 cigarettes a day, however, were at five times the risk of stroke before age 45, and more than two times the risk by age 60, the study says.
Tobacco, but not pot, boosts early stroke risk
January 8, 2017 - 11:01pm
January 4, 2017
Melanoma rates rise despite warnings against UV exposure
January 4, 2017 - 11:13pm
December 22, 2016
A woman jogs with her dog in this 2014 file photo. Researchers found that the pets provided valuable support to their owners with mental health problems. The value of pets, unlike the well-documented value of therapy animals, is underexplored, the study’s lead author said. 

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Pets can help owners manage mental illness
December 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
A waiter serves a glass of red wine in Hong Kong in this May 28, 200,8 file photo.  

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One drink a day may not always keep the doctor away
December 22, 2016 - 1:27pm
December 21, 2016
Megan Licklider Twernbold is pictured with her husband, John Twernbold. Megan Twernbold suffered from depression and died at her home on Nov. 26. (Submitted)
Stopping the stigma: Family who lost two tells story of depression
December 21, 2016 - 9:06pm
A waiter serves a glass of red wine in Hong Kong in this May 28, 200,8 file photo.
One drink a day may not always keep the doctor away
December 21, 2016 - 9:03am
December 20, 2016
'Night-owl' preschoolers may have more sleep problems
December 20, 2016 - 11:21am
December 19, 2016
A 2013 file photo shows a teleconference between a a woman at a mental health center in Moorhead and another woman located in Alexandria. Researchers found that veterans with PTSD were able to receive effective treatment via video conferencing.

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Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy
December 19, 2016 - 7:26am