Cholesterol Medication: Do We Need It? Maybe Not, According To One StudyIt’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.
Minnesota Allergist Aims To Wipe Out Allergies By Toughening Immune SystemsBaseball games, school lunches and chocolate candy, just a few of the places you can find peanuts. But what is an indulgence for some is a demon for others.
New Guidelines Raise Age For Women To Begin Regular MammogramsNew guidelines say women should start getting mammograms at age 45, not 40. The organization also says it's OK to skip routine manual breast checks by doctors.
High Humidity Can Cause Breathing Problems, Day And NightThe humid weather leading into storms is uncomfortable, to say the least. But that stuffy air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.
Tips For Keeping Healthy This HalloweenHalloween is the biggest holiday for candy sales, and National Confectioners Association expects candy sales to top more than $2.5 billion dollars.
Health Watch: New Vaccine Developed Against Mosquito Born Illness A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.
Obesity Now Recognized As Disease By AMA The nation's largest medical group has just recognized obesity as a disease. The new distinction may lead to policy changes in terms of interventions and treatments.