Patti Neighmond

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She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her

Monday, February 19, 2018

When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.


Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Monday, January 29, 2018

A research review suggests reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people who get immunized.


E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

While not as toxic as regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes do pose a health risk and largely contain the addictive substance nicotine, according to a major new health review ordered by the government.


Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her Activism

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mathilde Krim, who died this week, was a vocal pioneer in HIV treatment and research at a time when discrimination against people with AIDS in the U.S. was rampant, even in medical care.


Top Fitness Trends For 2018: Back To Basics

Monday, January 01, 2018

A survey of fitness professionals who keep track of how we exercise suggests 2018 is likely to find more of us trading fitness gadgets for high-intensity interval training and group classes.


Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.


Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

Monday, November 27, 2017

Light therapy can help treat depression that's part of seasonal affective disorder, but it hasn't worked so well for treating bipolar disorder. It may come down to when people are exposed to light.


Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

Monday, November 20, 2017

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than sham surgery in their randomized test.


Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's not proof of cause and effect, but should be a warning, researchers say. Surveys showed teens — especially girls — who spent hours online daily were more likely than others to report depression.


'Hypoallergenic' And 'Fragrance-Free' Moisturizer Claims Are Often False

Monday, October 02, 2017

People with skin conditions like eczema need moisturizers to treat their dry, cracked and reddened skin. But research suggests many moisturizers are mislabeled and can make the skin conditions worse.


Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

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.


Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

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.


Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

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.


'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

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.


Dads Respond Differently To Daughters Than To Sons, Study Finds

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'.


Tumor Test Helps Identify Which Breast Cancers Don't Require Extra Treatment

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.


Fewer Women Need To Undergo Repeat Surgery After Lumpectomy

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.


Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

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.


Women Opt To Skip Pelvic Exams When Told They Have Little Benefit

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.


Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

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.