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Exercise May Equal Pills At Stopping Heart Disease, Prediabetes

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Research published on Oct. 1 in BMJ shows that there was no statistically significant difference in reduced risk between people who tried to prevent repeat coronary heart disease or treat their prediabetes with physical activity or drug treatments.

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Healthcare.gov Plagued By Crashes On 1st Day

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Americans began shopping online Tuesday for health insurance on the new state exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. The millions of people flooding the system on healthcare.gov caused the website to briefly brake under the strain.

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Friends Rally To Help Family Through Double Tragedy

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Friends are helping Brenda and Sean Kelsey cope with the loss of a baby, while Brenda also recovers from a stroke. A benefit concert is slated for Wednesday evening.

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Glass Shape May Influence How Much Wine You Drink

Posted: 09/30/2013 - A Sept. study published in Substance Use and Misuse showed that subjects who were told to pour an average wine glass varied in their judgments depending on different environmental factors that were present.

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Eating Peanut Butter May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Updated: 09/26/2013 - A new study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment in September 2013 shows that girls who ate peanut butter or nuts regularly from the ages of 9 to 15 were less likely to develop benign or non-cancerous breast disease by the time they were 30 years old.

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St. Francis Opens New Medical Center

Posted: 09/26/2013 - St. Francis officials cut the ribbon on the new family medicine clinic located at 3310 SE 29th street.

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Man's Nose Grown On Forehead Ahead Of Transplant

Posted: 09/25/2013 - To help a man disfigured by an accident, doctors placed a tissue expander into the man's forehead that stretched out his skin, fashioning it into the shape of a nose that will be used for reconstructive surgery.

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Moms May Be "Addicted" To That New Baby Smell

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A small study shows that a pathway linked to the reward center of the brain becomes very active when women who just gave birth get a whiff of a newborn.

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40 AGs Urge FDA To Regulate E-Cigarettes

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

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FDA To Regulate Some Medical-Related Apps

Updated: 09/24/2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it will focus its attention on mobile medical apps that might harm patients if they do not work as intended.

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Scientists Say Universal Flu Vaccine May Be Available In 5 Years

Updated: 09/23/2013 - Scientists discovered that people who had a type of virus-killing immune cell called CD8 T cells were more likely to avoid serious illness during the deadly pandemic. The discovery could help in developing a universal flu vaccine.

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CarFit Aims To Keep Senior Drivers Safe On The Streets

Posted: 09/18/2013 - AAA, AARP, KDOT and Stormont-Vail's Healthwise 55 are teaming up to offer the CarFit program Tuesday, Sept. 24. It takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the KDOT parking lot at SW 7th and Van Buren. The assessments are free, but an appointment is needed. Call 785-296-0845.

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