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Could an Apple a Day Help Keep the Pharmacist Away?

03/30/2015 - Study finds no effect on doctor visits, but a slight decrease in need for prescription meds

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

03/30/2015 - Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools

03/30/2015 - Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

03/30/2015 - Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

Health Highlights: March 30, 2015

03/30/2015 -

Processed Foods the Biggest Chunk of Calories in U.S. Groceries: Study

03/30/2015 - These items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than unprocessed foods, researchers say

Young People At Risk of Second Injury After Knee Surgery

03/30/2015 - Study finds repeat problems common after early ACL repair

Stiff Shoulder No Reason to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery: Study

03/30/2015 - Adding special procedure during operation loosened joint, reduced risk of re-tears

Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer

03/30/2015 - Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression, researchers find

Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses

03/30/2015 - Wash hands before handling your lenses

Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?

03/30/2015 - Signs you should have them removed

Spring Allergies Have Arrived

03/29/2015 - Expert offers tips to tame springtime sneezing and sniffling

People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

03/27/2015 - And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

03/27/2015 - Emergency visits, hospitalizations for airway disease dropped by half after procedure, study finds

2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide

03/27/2015 - But nonfatal attacks are up slightly around the world, researchers find

Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

03/27/2015 - Findings suggest need to modify screening methods

Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

03/27/2015 - Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

03/27/2015 - Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

03/27/2015 - Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

03/27/2015 - Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly