Patti Neighmond

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Marijuana's Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sorted through 10,000 studies to determine the good and bad health effects of marijuana. Tight drug restrictions impede research, they say.


Is The Warning That Creatine's Not For Teens Getting Through?

Monday, January 02, 2017

Researchers who surveyed 244 shops across the U.S. found that, despite label warnings, two thirds would recommend the dietary supplement to a 15-year-old football player trying to gain muscle.


Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

Monday, December 05, 2016

A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that children get vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.


Older Patients Can Benefit From Lung Cancer Surgery

Monday, November 21, 2016

Lung cancer affects mostly older people, but they're often not offered surgery as a treatment. A study finds that most older people can tolerate surgery, and that it extends lives.


Hey, Baby, Meet Peanuts: How And When To Safely Introduce The Food

Friday, November 11, 2016

Giving infants peanut puree as one of their first solid foods can help prevent peanut allergies, research has shown. To do that safely, start early — and only after checking with your doctor.


Lack Of Child Care Rating Systems Leaves Parents In A Bind

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

About 20 states are in the process of creating a system for rating child care providers. But it's hard to decide which standards best measure quality and which are most useful to parents.


Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The most common challenge parents face when looking for child care is the high cost. At an average cost of $10,000 a year, infant child care rivals a year's tuition at a state college or university.


Why Parents Don't Get Their Children Vaccinated For The Flu

Monday, October 10, 2016

Parents decline to vaccinate kids against the flu because they don't think they need it. Influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine preventable disease.


How California's 'Paid Family Leave' Law Buys Time For New Parents

Friday, October 07, 2016

The state's 2002 law offers six weeks' leave at a little over half-pay to eligible workers after the birth of a child. Ninety percent of businesses say the law's had a "neutral or positive" impact.


Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

Monday, September 19, 2016

The biggest mistake parents make is over dosing. Part of the problem is the spoons and measuring cups the parents use are not accurate, and researchers suggest using a syringe instead.


Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

Monday, September 05, 2016

Earlier studies suggested that most people put the pounds back on, but a large study that followed people for a decade after bariatric surgery found that the vast majority avoided gaining weight.


What's The Best Way To Stop Taking Powerful Prescription Drugs?

Monday, August 15, 2016

With all the concern about opioid addiction, some patients are worried and want to stop taking powerful medication. Tapering the drugs gradually may be a better way to do that than going cold turkey.


Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

Monday, July 18, 2016

A recent poll shows stress tops the list for people concerned about the impact of their job on their health. Workplace wellness programs often address stress, but many employees don't sign up.


Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

And they're not unplugging from email and text messages when they do get away, an NPR poll finds. "So they're taking their stress along with them wherever they go," says a Harvard scientist.


Hidden Heart Disease Is The Top Health Threat For U.S. Women

Monday, May 30, 2016

Many women and even doctors underestimate a woman's heart attack risk, research shows, as they focus on weight and breast health instead. Tiny damaged arteries in the heart may not show up in scans.


Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

Monday, May 09, 2016

Researchers from Oregon State University find that when healthy adults work one year past the typical retirement age of 65, they increase their odds of living longer.


What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Monday, May 02, 2016

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem-solving abilities and judgment are preserved, too.


Letters Telling Women About Breast Density Are Often Too Darn Dense

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Half of states require that women who get mammograms be notified if they have dense breasts because they increase cancer risk. But the letters are often jargony and hard to understand, a study finds.


Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

Monday, April 04, 2016

Children with a depressed parent do worse in school than peers, a study finds. But other research shows that early diagnosis and treatment can help turn that around for the whole family.


When It Comes To Desks, Sitting Is Bad, But Standing May Not Be Better

Monday, March 21, 2016

Look around any office and you'll see them: standing desks. They're a craze in workplace fitness. A new study finds these desks may be fashionable but they're not proven good for your health.