Patti Neighmond

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Just A Handful Of Nuts May Help Keep Us From Packing On The Pounds As We Age

Monday, September 30, 2019

U.S. adults put on about a pound a year on average. But people who had a regular nut-snacking habit put on less weight and had a lower risk of becoming obese over time, a new study finds.


U.S. Justice Department Charges 35 People In Fraudulent Genetic Testing Scheme

Friday, September 27, 2019

Doctors, lab technicians and telemarketers from around the U.S. were among those arrested in the investigation of a scheme that the DOJ alleges defrauded seniors and Medicare.


Justice Department Charges 35 People With Defrauding Medicare Of More Than $2 Billion

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Justice Department has charged 35 individuals with defrauding Medicare of more than $2 billion. The scheme allegedly involved bribes and kickbacks for genetic tests to predict cancer.


All-In-One Pill May Help To Prevent Heart Disease, Researchers Say

Monday, September 23, 2019

When it comes to fighting heart disease among low-income individuals, researchers find that an all-in-one pill may be just what's needed to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.


Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help

Monday, September 23, 2019

Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.


Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Pessimists may suspect this finding, but researchers who tracked the health outcomes of thousands of adults across many years found optimists were much more likely to reach 85. Optimism is teachable.


Women May Be More Adept Than Men At Discerning Pain

Monday, August 26, 2019

Pain researchers say men and women respond differently to pain, and women may "feel more" pain than men. Understanding the differences in pain perception could lead to better treatments.


Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don't Get Proper Follow-Up

Thursday, August 15, 2019

An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn't see a care provider for months afterward.


Confused About Sunscreen Ingredients? Here's What We've Learned

Sunday, August 04, 2019

The government asked manufacturers to complete safety studies on the active ingredients in sunscreens by November. In the meantime, what do you need to know about the goo you slather on your skin?


People Of Normal Weight May Be At Risk For Obesity-Related Health Issues

Friday, July 26, 2019

A study adds to evidence that belly fat is dangerous. It finds post-menopausal women of normal weight are at increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer if they have excess abdominal fat.


With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Advances in online tech are revolutionizing health care, with patients now emailing doctors, filling prescriptions or even getting therapy via a video session. But what if you can't afford broadband?


There's More Evidence That Too Much Sitting Can Be Very Unhealthy

Monday, July 01, 2019

A study from Columbia University finds that sitting for long periods in front of the television is more dangerous than sitting at work.


Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Changing how the mind reacts to pain can reduce the discomfort experienced, according to scientists who study brain pathways that regulate pain. A new type of therapy aims to enhance that effect.


Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.


How You (And Your Dog) Can Avoid Snake Bites — And What To Do If You Get Bitten

Sunday, May 12, 2019

It was a warm, wet winter this year across much of the U.S., which means more snakes and a higher risk of bites. Here are some tips for avoiding vipers and their venom.


Why Racial Gaps In Maternal Mortality Persist

Friday, May 10, 2019

Black and Native American women die of pregnancy-related causes at a higher rate than white women. Researchers say the gaps are driven by unequal access to health care and the experience of racism.


When It's Time For A Mammogram, Should You Ask For 3D?

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Evidence is growing that 3D mammography provides more precise images and is better at detecting breast cancer — but the jury is still out on whether it saves lives.


Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn

Monday, April 15, 2019

This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far. A recent spike is connected to outbreaks in New York, but there are outbreaks in four other states too.


Consumer Product Safety Commission Warns Parents About 'Rock 'n Play' Infant Rocker

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with toy maker Fisher-Price are warning parents about using the "Rock 'n Play" infant rocker — which has been linked to at least 10 infant deaths.


Women Tell FDA That More Research Is Needed On Health Risks Of Breast Implants

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Advisers to the FDA concluded a meeting Tuesday on the safety of breast implants. What's emerged is a lack of scientific certainty about the risks implants pose to millions of women who have them.