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A risky position: Parents don't always put babies to sleep on their backs

Just 44 percent of parents always followed this advice to reduce SIDS risk, a study finds.

Published: 10/21/2017

Sniff test: Loss of smell may signal dementia risk

Research reveals that an inability to smell could be linked to cognitive decline.

Published: 10/20/2017

Heart screenings could prevent triathlon deaths

A new study finds almost half of triathletes who died suddenly had underlying heart problems.

Published: 10/19/2017

Foot pain can trigger problems elsewhere

New study finds people with foot pain often have knee or hip pain too.

Published: 10/18/2017

Sleep positioners for infants are dangerous, FDA warns

FDA has been warning about infant sleep positioners since 2010. But these devices are still available for purchase.

Published: 10/17/2017

Seniors with type 2 diabetes have higher fracture risk

Even if seniors with type 2 diabetes have normal or high bone density, their fracture risk is increased.

Published: 10/16/2017

Did you know? 5 breast cancer facts

Breast cancer is a disease that should be on every woman's radar. Here are some key facts to know.

Published: 10/15/2017

Why your drugs need a checkup

The more medicines you take, the greater your risk for harmful interactions.

Published: 10/14/2017

Stopping daily aspirin can be risky for the heart, study says

If you're taking aspirin daily, quitting could have risks. Your doctor can help you understand the pros and cons.

Published: 10/13/2017

Rural Americans more likely to die in car crashes

See who's less likely to buckle up and why.

Published: 10/12/2017

Weight-loss surgery works long-term

More than a decade after having gastric bypass surgery, many people stayed slimmer. And they reaped other important health benefits, a new study shows.

Published: 10/11/2017

Study: Gun violence in movies leads to more violent playtime

Kids who see guns in films are more likely to shoot guns when playing with their friends.

Published: 10/10/2017

3 common STIs hit record high

More than 2 million cases of these STIs were reported in the U.S. in 2016.

Published: 10/09/2017

Only you can prevent portable oxygen fires

National Fire Prevention Week is a good time to learn how you can safely use your medical oxygen without increasing the risk of fire.

Published: 10/08/2017

Domestic violence remains a life-threatening issue

CDC reports high homicide rates at the hands of current and former partners. Take these steps to stay safe.

Published: 10/07/2017

6 tips to use prescription opioids safely

Limit these painkillers to the first few hours or days after an injury or surgery.

Published: 10/06/2017

Why you shouldn't toss your sleep apnea treatment

A new sleep study suggests that not using your CPAP device could boost diabetes and heart risks.

Published: 10/05/2017

Diet changes might nix the need for reflux meds

Switching to a plant-based diet yields the same benefits as medications without any of the unpleasant side effects, a new study found.

Published: 10/04/2017

Expensive oral chemo drug goes generic, but the price stays high

Generic drugs should lower health costs, but this oral chemotherapy drug is still unexpectedly expensive.

Published: 10/03/2017

Off-road vehicle law has reduced injuries in kids, study suggests

Children lack the coordination, reflexes and judgment to steer clear of crashes when driving an off-road vehicle, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Published: 10/02/2017

Fight depression during Mental Illness Awareness Week

Depression is common and treatable. Learn the symptoms and find out how you and others can overcome this form of mental illness.

Published: 10/01/2017

Winterization 101: Top tips to keep your home safe and warm

Taking time to prepare your home for winter can help save you money and keep you safe.

Published: 09/30/2017

FDA approves new peanut allergy claim on food labels

The new label was approved after a study found that eating peanut products might help prevent allergies in some kids.

Published: 09/29/2017

Study lends support to prostate cancer screening

Researchers took a new look at previous studies and came to a different conclusion.

Published: 09/28/2017

Not enough young cancer survivors get the HPV vaccine

Young people who've had cancer are less likely to get the HPV vaccine than those who haven't had cancer, according to a study.

Published: 09/27/2017