Patti Neighmond appears in the following:
Monday, September 18, 2017
For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.
Monday, September 04, 2017
If you sit too much during middle age — at work and at home — your ability to exercise or even walk in late decades is at risk, a study hints. And, of course, your risk of heart disease climbs, too.
Monday, August 14, 2017
The whiter the smile the more attractive the person, research finds. Both men and women say white teeth matter when choosing a mate. This may be why whitening teeth is a $3.2 billion industry.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder are different than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Researchers from Emory University, using functional MRIs to measure fathers' brains, found that they had different biological reactions to their daughters' faces than to their sons'.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Researchers say the test, which measures gene activity, can help avoid "overtreating" tumors that are not life-threatening. It might allow some patients to avoid radiation and chemotherapy.
Monday, June 05, 2017
A change in guidelines for lumpectomy surgery in 2014 has already reduced the number of women undergoing additional surgery, including mastectomy, by 16 percent.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
OB-GYNs and primary doctors disagree on whether women need a pelvic exam every year. When women were told a medical society recommended against it, they were much less likely to have the exam.
Monday, May 15, 2017
A high school in New Mexico is experimenting with light-shielding lounge chairs where frazzled students can rest. Research suggests it leads to calmer, less anxious teens who do better in school.
Monday, May 01, 2017
People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Monday, April 24, 2017
About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Physically manipulating the spine appears to offer a modestly effective alternative to medication for lower back pain, according to a new evaluation of scientific studies.
Monday, April 03, 2017
A new study finds that people who are overweight, but not obese, have shorter life spans. It's the opposite of a 2013 study that got a lot of attention by finding a few pounds might be good for you.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Cytomegalovirus is everywhere, and it usually doesn't make people sick. But if a woman gets infected while pregnant, in rare cases it can cause serious problems for the baby.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
There's not enough good evidence to make the call as to whether an annual pelvic exam is a good screening tool, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says.
Monday, February 27, 2017
A majority of models say they're threatened with job loss if they don't shed pounds. Researchers worry this contributes to poor body image and might increase eating disorders among teenage girls.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Several studies out this week show mixed results for testosterone replacement. It appears to protect bone density and strength and prevent anemia, but there is no effect on memory and cognition.
Monday, February 20, 2017
New guidelines encourage doctors to tell patients to try non-drug therapies for acute lower back pain first.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Cooling caps haven't been studied much in the U.S., and only one is approved by the FDA. Studies of two different caps show they can reduce hair loss by half in many women undergoing chemo.