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CDC: Turkey-Linked Salmonella Cases Now at 279
Cases have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, and 107 people have been hospitalized. One death was previously reported in California.
Feb 19 2:40PM WebMD

Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Health Care a Challenge
Health care providers are recognizing and trying to meet the need for more inclusive and LGBTQ-friendly health care.
Feb 19 2:14PM WebMD

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States
There is no evidence the disease can spread to people, the CDC said, but hunters should be careful around potentially infected animals.
Feb 19 11:50AM WebMD

Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell
While obesity is linked to a range of health conditions, excess fat around the middle seems to be a particular risk factor for certain diseases -- like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Feb 18 1:15PM WebMD

Hands Don't Spread HPV, Study Finds
Just because we detect HPV DNA in the hand doesn't necessarily mean the viral particles are viable or that there is enough to cause an infection," the study's lead author says.
Feb 15 4:30PM WebMD

Ohio Teen Gets Himself Vaccinated, Inspires Others
As he began to get various vaccinations, media reports about him multiplied, and so did the requests for information and guidance, questions and comments.
Feb 15 2:52PM WebMD

Guys, Can You Give Us 40? It May Show Heart Health
Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.
Feb 15 1:15PM WebMD

Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men
Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers said.
Feb 15 1:15PM WebMD

Physical Shows Trump is Obese But in Good Health
Last year the 72-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, but in a year he has gained 4 pounds and is now 243 pounds. That puts him at a body mass index of 30.4, which crosses the 30 BMI clinical threshold for obesity.
Feb 15 10:21AM WebMD

1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants
Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5.
Feb 15 9:15AM WebMD

In States With Legal Medical Pot, Teen Use Is Down
The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use pot.
Feb 14 8:33PM WebMD

Women, Take Your Heart Attack Symptoms Seriously
You can have a heart attack even if your arteries don't have blockages, which is the case for at least a third of women who've had heart attacks, a cardiologist says.
Feb 14 6:16PM WebMD

Winter-Proof Your Skin
What is it about winter and dry skin? A dermatologist explains and offers some tips and tricks to soothe winter dry skin.
Feb 14 5:41PM WebMD

Teen Weight Loss Surgery Gaining Acceptance
Twenty years ago, weight loss surgery for teenagers was seen as a risky last resort. But today, many doctors say that for some, the benefits outweigh the risks.
Feb 14 5:09PM WebMD

What to Do When Adult Children Want to Move Back In
How do you handle it when your millennial adult child wants to move back home? See what a psychologist has to say about house rules and boundaries.
Feb 14 4:20PM WebMD

Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says
This year's flu vaccine offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Feb 14 3:15PM WebMD

Sports Are Important to Keep You Fit, Active as You Age
Research shows that playing sports and exercising in midlife promotes activity as men age. The benefits of sports may also surpass those of gym-based exercise.
Feb 14 3:05PM WebMD

Learn About How Geriatricians Care for Older Adults
Just as pediatricians care for young patients, geriatricians focus on caring for older adults. Learn more about what these medical doctors do.
Feb 14 2:20PM WebMD

Blacks Gain, Still Have Highest Cancer Death Rate
The number of black lives lost to cancer in the United States is falling, and at a faster rate than observed among white people. That's helping to close a decades-long "race gap" in cancer deaths.
Feb 14 1:15PM WebMD

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?
There's really no one-size-fits-all time for resuming sexual activity. The six-week guideline seems widely accepted, but researchers were not able to find evidence to support it.
Feb 14 1:15PM WebMD