Nancy Shute appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
We all know ancestors give us our hair color, but the roots of gray hair have been less clear. Is it genetics, or stress?
Marie Antoinette supposedly went completely white the night before they lopped off her head. And our presidents seem to go gray much faster than those of ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The earlier a child with autism can be identified and get treatment the better, child development specialists say. So there's been a push to have pediatricians give all toddlers screening tests for autism during well child visits.
But the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said Tuesday that there's not ...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The odds of getting Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are declining for people who are more educated and avoiding heart disease, a study finds. The results suggest that people may have some control over their risk of dementia as they age.
This isn't the first study to find ...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
If you fall off a curb, bop your head and go to the ER to make sure you're OK, there's a good chance you'll be trundled off for a CT scan.
That might sound comforting, but people with injuries minor enough that they get sent home are increasingly being given ...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Smoking is the #1 cause of premature death and preventable illness in the United States. And since one-third of Medicaid participants smoke, compared to 17 percent of the general population, you'd think the states would be all about helping people in their Medicaid programs to quit.
But just 10 percent ...
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Although many people know someone who has abused prescription opioids, people still think of opioid abuse as a criminal justice issue more than a health problem, a study finds.
Illegal drug dealing is mentioned most frequently in news stories as the cause of prescription painkiller abuse, and two-thirds of abusers ...
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Two years ago my mom fell at home and ended up being admitted to the ICU with four broken ribs and internal injuries. She was lucky. After two weeks in the hospital and a few more in a rehab unit she was back home, using her new blue walker to ...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
We live in a society where sex is often touted as the secret sauce that keeps a relationship tasty. So more sex must be better for you and your romantic partner, right?
Well, for established couples, having sex once a week hits the sweet spot for happiness and well-being, a ...
Friday, November 13, 2015
Almost 20 percent of the people in low-income communities who die of colon cancer could have been saved with early screening. And those premature deaths take a toll on communities that can least bear it.
Lower-income communities in the United States face $6.4 billion in lost wages and productivity because ...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
For decades, African-American women have been less likely to get breast cancer than white women, but that health advantage has now all but disappeared.
"For a while we've seen the increase in black women and stable rates in white women," says Carol DeSantis, an epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society ...
Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sure, you know you're not supposed to drink while pregnant. But what about those glasses of wine you had before you found out? Is a little OK in the third trimester? Or when you're anxious and can't sleep?
Those are the kinds of questions that women keep asking about pregnancy ...