Patti Neighmond

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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

Monday, November 23, 2015

This Thursday, people all over the country will sit around the dinner table discussing what they're thankful for. And being grateful may also reduce the risk of heart disease.


For The Most Accurate Read, Where Should You Put That Thermometer?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Intensive care units often take temperatures in the armpit, but those can be off by as much as 1.5 degrees. More accurate (and invasive) internal thermometers can help detect hidden infections.


More Women Opt For IUD, Contraceptive Implant For Birth Control

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The number of U.S. women choosing long-acting, reversible birth control methods has more than quadrupled since 2002, data suggest. Use of the pill, condoms and female sterilization has dipped a bit.


Hormones May Help Younger Women With Menopause Symptoms

Monday, November 09, 2015

Thirteen years after a study on hormone therapy was abruptly halted due to concerns about cancer risk, some doctors say that it's safe for most younger women if they take hormones short term.


Surgery Helps Some Obese Teens In Battle To Get Fit

Friday, November 06, 2015

Three years after bariatric surgery, more than 200 severely obese teens studied had dropped about a third of their weight and improved their metabolism, heart health and self-esteem.


Why Is Mammogram Advice Still Such A Tangle? Ask Your Doctor

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Leading physicians' groups don't agree about when and how often women with an average risk for breast cancer should get a screening mammogram. But your history can help guide you and your doctor.


Forget Last Year's Hiccups, Go Get Your Flu Shot

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last year, public health officials were taken by surprise when new strains of the flu virus appeared. Not so this year and they advise everyone six months or older to get vaccinated against the flu.


A Metronome Can Help Set The CPR Beat

Monday, October 12, 2015

Good CPR requires 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute. If you go too fast or too slow it's not as effective. Researchers say using a metronome helps medical providers maintain the right pace.


Let Me Show You What Keeps Me From Being Healthy

Friday, October 02, 2015

Residents of North Carolina's "stroke belt" headed out with cameras to document why the area is notorious for high rates of heart disease and stroke. They aim to come up with community solutions.


Children In Foster Care Aren't Getting To See The Doctor

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pediatricians need to do more to get the right health care for children in foster care, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Those children often miss out on both routine and acute care.


Sad To Say, Most Remedies For Hot Flashes Fizzle

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Women have precious few choices when it comes to treating menopause symptoms, an expert panel says. Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis top the list.


Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Some adults at risk of heart attack or stroke can indeed benefit from taking a daily aspirin, a federal panel says. And it may also lower colorectal cancer risk. But the treatment has risks, too.


Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.


1 Tutor + 1 Student = Better Math Scores, Less Fear

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Math anxiety is much like other fears, say scientists who scanned the brains of third-graders. One-on-one tutoring soothed the fear circuit in anxious kids' brains and improved performance, too.


Playing Youth Sports Takes A Lot More Green Than It Used To

Monday, September 07, 2015

Kids on club teams have an advantage in making the high school team. But many families are being priced out by the high cost of league fees, equipment, and travel that club sports require.


To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Monday, August 31, 2015

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.


Katrina Shut Down Charity Hospital But Led To More Primary Care

Monday, August 24, 2015

More than 70 percent of New Orleans residents say some progress has been made in the availability of medical services since the storm. Still, most say care for the poor continues to lag.


Katrina's Emotional Legacy Includes Pain, Grief And Resilience

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after the storm some residents have found healing — in the arts, family and new opportunities. Others suffer lingering grief and other difficulties they trace to Katrina.


Why We Play Sports: Winning Motivates, But Can Backfire, Too

Thursday, July 16, 2015

How we view winning and losing may help shape whether we play sports as adults, some psychologists say. In NPR's recent poll, 56 percent of adults who play sports say winning is important to them.


Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

Monday, July 13, 2015

The current vaccine loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. The biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.