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Exercise good for those with arthritis

November 18, 2019, 6:05am Fitness

Some days, it seems regular exercise has become a panacea — good for the heart, good for blood pressure, good for glucose levels, good to limit sad days and depression. But what about people tormented with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, particularly in the knees and hips? What are they supposed to do? Read story

Exercise can help fight depression

November 18, 2019, 6:05am Health

It’s estimated that more than 17 million adults in the United States have at least one major depressive episode in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Read story

Melanoma rates falling among young people

November 18, 2019, 6:00am Health

If you’ve wondered whether crusades promoting sun protection are making any difference, consider Rostraver Middle School, 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Read story

Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk

November 15, 2019, 9:17pm Health

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Read story

Majority of anti-vaccine ads on Facebook were funded by two groups

November 15, 2019, 8:44am Health

The majority of Facebook advertisements spreading misinformation about vaccines were funded by two anti-vaccine groups, including one led by high-profile activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to a study published this week. Read story

Hospital highlights many ways to monitor diabetes in 2019

November 14, 2019, 8:29pm Health

Nathan Niska, 47, used to prick his finger to sample his blood five to six times a day. Read story

Superbug infections are rising but deaths falling, CDC says

November 13, 2019, 12:16pm Health

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. Read story

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

November 12, 2019, 9:19am Health

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. Read story

Report: Americans’ cholesterol levels fall

November 12, 2019, 6:00am Health

WASHINGTON — Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Read story

Measles gives kids ‘immune amnesia’

November 11, 2019, 5:10pm Health

WASHINGTON — Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep. Read story