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Patti Neighmond

Patti Neighmond appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How To Pick A Tooth Paste

Monday, March 14, 2016

Go to any pharmacy or grocery store and stand in front of the toothpaste aisle and you will face an overwhelming array of choices. Each brand has a plethora of options

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Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Monday, March 07, 2016

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.

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Study Shows Extra Testosterone Might Help Some Older Men

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A man's testosterone level drops as he ages, but boosting it with supplements has been controversial. The first year of data from a big study now suggests a modest boost in libido for some men.

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Monday, February 08, 2016

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support are geared toward them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack.

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Depression Screening Recommended For Pregnant Women, New Mothers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An independent task force chartered by the federal government says pregnant women should be screened for signs of depression both during and after pregnancy.

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Can't Focus? It Might Be Undiagnosed Adult ADHD

Monday, January 18, 2016

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is most commonly diagnosed in children. But older adults may find that what they had worried was early dementia is actually ADHD.

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Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging

Monday, January 04, 2016

Around age 50, people may begin to forget things. This can be scary. But there are clear differences between the onset of dementia and totally normal, age-related lapses in memory.

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Mastectomy No Better Than Lumpectomy For Early Breast Cancer

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A comparison of common treatments for early-stage breast cancer finds lumpectomy with radiation is essentially equal to breast removal in terms of recurrence and survival, with fewer complications.

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False Alarm Mammograms May Still Signal Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Largest study to date finds women who have abnormal mammograms but negative results from further tests have a somewhat higher risk of developing breast cancer during the next 10 years.

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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.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

To get the most accurate measurement of the body's temperature, a rectal thermometer works best, a study finds. Less invasive methods to measure body heat on the outside of the skin such as on the forehead or under the arms just aren't as precise.

Now does this mean everyone should ...

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