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Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Study participants also reported better quality of life, possibly from less interrupted sleep

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
  • Almost 1 Million Pounds of Breaded Chicken Recalled

  • New Method Offers Unlimited Red Blood Cell Production: Study

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

Need More Zzzzz's?

Check out these tips from sleep doctors on getting a good night of shuteye

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people

Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says

Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms

Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace

Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

Study finds homemade fare is typically better for you than restaurant food

What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Data review shows some meds help more than others, but better options still needed

Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age

Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

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