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Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

09/15/2014 - Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Study Ties Multiple Births to Higher Costs, Complications

09/15/2014 - Researchers suggest limiting embryo transfers during infertility treatments

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

09/15/2014 - Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

09/15/2014 - Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

09/15/2014 - Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

09/15/2014 - Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

09/15/2014 - Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

09/15/2014 - British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

09/15/2014 - Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified

09/15/2014 - 23 new variants associated with increased risk of the disease, study shows

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

09/15/2014 - Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

09/15/2014 - More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

09/15/2014 - Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

09/15/2014 - Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2014

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American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

09/15/2014 - Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream

Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

09/15/2014 - Relax, and sit up straight

Health Highlights: Sept. 14, 2014

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A Good Night's Sleep May Mean a Good Day's Work

09/14/2014 - Too much, too little slumber linked to raised number of sick days, researchers say