BOSTON — Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.In dozens of countries and a handful of U.S.
By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A new study by Harvard Medical School and New York University shows that repealing the Affordable Care Act would cut $5.
By Tony Pugh, Mcclatchy Washington Bureau (tns)
TOLEDO, Ohio — Shawn Blazsek would go days without sleeping and was forgetting how to tie his shoes. He knew a string of concussions from high school football and boxing was catching up with him. Still, at age 33, he was stunned when told he had Alzheimer's disease.
By John Seewer, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed.
By Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar And Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press
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Akron Children’s Hospital has completed construction on its inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit, adding 10 beds to the existing 14 and remodeling rooms to make them private and better suited for patient care.
CHICAGO — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.
By Lindsey Tanner Ap Medical Writer
If you think that because you get health insurance through your job at a big company, you won’t be affected if Republicans overhaul Obamacare, think again.
By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News
LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Californians have been showing up at doctors’ offices and hospitals sick with the flu this month, in what officials say could be a much more severe flu season than the last.
By Soumya Karlamangla Los Angeles Times
Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests.
By Marilynn Marchione Ap Chief Medical Writer
WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.
By Lauran Neergaard Ap Medical Writer
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Registration is now open for the Portage County Family-to-Family Education Program, a free, 12-week class for families and others who have a loved one with a mental illness.The class will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday starting Jan.
As the holidays approach, state and local governments are gearing up for a predictable surge in drunken driving and emergency room visits related to binge drinking.
By Christine Vestal | Stateline.org
Berrin Ergun-Longmire, M.D., has been named director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Akron Children’s Hospital.Dr.
Katrina Lindsay, Ph.D., NCSP, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center as a pediatric psychologist.
NEW YORK — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S.
By Mike Stobbe Ap Medical Writer
TRENTON, N.J. — Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures — sex.That’s true for many older couples, doctors say.
By Linda A. Johnson Ap Medical Writer
NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin medicine has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease.
By Marilynn Marchione | Ap Chief Medical Writer
Dr. Nicholas Nguyen has joined Akron Children’s as director of the department of Dermatology.
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CHICAGO -- Anesthesia during early childhood surgery poses little risk for intelligence and academics later on, the largest study of its kind suggests. The results were found in research on nearly 200,000 Swedish teens.
By Lindsey Tanner | Ap Medical Writer
If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a tripled risk of having a heart attack within an hour.