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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:48 PM PDT

Veterans Get Access to 'Minute Clinics'

Veterans Get Access to 'Minute Clinics'

CVS and VA Palo Alto Health Care System have launched a new program to help veterans gain access to popular "minute clinics"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:44 PM PDT

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

Family Health Care Costs Have Tripled Since '01: Analysis

The costs of providing health care to an average American family surpassed $25,000 for the first time in 2016 — even as the rate of health cost increases slowed to a record low, a new analysis revealed...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:33 AM PDT

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Had Brain Disease: Report

Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:48 AM PDT

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

'Natural' Mosquito Repellents Don't Last: Consumer Reports

Most so-called natural mosquito repellents containing naturally derived oils smell nice but don't keep mosquitos off as long as those containing synthetic chemicals, Consumer Reports found. Consumer Reports...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

No Harm From 'Cry It Out' Baby Sleep Method: Study

A new study suggests that infants left to CIO — "cry it out" or cry themselves to sleep will not suffer any emotional, behavioral or parental attachment problems, Today.com reported.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 04:12 PM PDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:47 AM PDT

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

Fitbit Heart Rate Trackers 'Highly Inaccurate': Study

A class action lawsuit against Fitbit may be bolstered by the release of a new study claiming the company's popular heart rate trackers are "highly inaccurate," CNBC reports. Researchers at the California State...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:42 AM PDT

NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report

NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries: Report

National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:52 PM PDT

Family Fighting to Keep Boy Declared Brain Dead on Life Support

Family Fighting to Keep Boy Declared Brain Dead on Life Support

A Vacaville family of a 2-year-old boy on life support has been given more time to find a hospital willing to treat him despite being declared brain dead.

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:13 AM PDT

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

157 Pregnant Women in US States Have Zika: CDC

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases. Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant...

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