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Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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By AP

Stick-On Patch Proposed for Patient Monitoring

Stick-On Patch Proposed for Patient Monitoring

One day monitoring a patient's vital signs like temperature and heart rate could be as simple as sticking on a tiny, wireless patch, sort of like a temporary tattoo. Read »

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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By AP

Medical, Health Smartphone Apps Under Scrutiny

Medical, Health Smartphone Apps Under Scrutiny

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or apps, for smart phones and other handheld devices. With the rise of... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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By Go Healthy New York

Impulsive, Cynical, Aggressive? More Likely to Gain Weight

Impulsive, Cynical, Aggressive? More Likely to Gain Weight

If there's one personality trait that is the strongest predictor of whether you are or will be overweight, it's impulsivity, researchers say. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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By AP

Poll: Obesity Hits Boomers More Than Others in the U.S.

Poll: Obesity Hits Boomers More Than Others in the U.S.

Cancer and memory loss are baby boomers' biggest health fears. Given their weight, maybe heart disease and diabetes should be: Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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By Associated Press

Chronic Pain Now a "Critical Issue": Researchers

Chronic Pain Now a

At least 116 million U.S. adults experience long-lasting pain — the kind that lingers for weeks to months — and too often feel stigma rather than relief from a health care system poorly prepared to treat... Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Beware the Weight Creep

Beware the Weight Creep

A massive 20-year study has identified the culprits of the weight creep. Thought you were safe? Think again. Read »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:47 AM

Handwriting Has Psychological Health Benefits for Kids

Handwriting Has Psychological Health Benefits for Kids

Writing things out with good old-fashioned pen and paper has psychological benefits for children that help them develop their brains, a new study has found. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Weekends Aren't Enough to Recover from Workweek Sleep Loss

Weekends Aren't Enough to Recover from Workweek Sleep Loss

A new study has found that men and women who get just six hours of sleep each night during the workweek will need more than the weekend to recover from the cumulative effects of this mild sleep deprivation. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Museum Exhibit Dedicated to NYC Green Carts

Museum Exhibit Dedicated to NYC Green Carts

Turns out we're not the only ones who are fans of the NYC Green Carts initiative: over at the Museum of the City of New York, there's an entire photography exhibit dedicated to the Green Carts. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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By Michelle Kim

Social Media, the New Disease Tracker

Social Media, the New Disease Tracker

There was a time when illness usually prompted a trip to the doctor's office. now the sick are connecting with one another directly through social media to compare, contrast and gripe about their pains and... Read »

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