Patti Neighmond

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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.


A Rise In Depression Among Teens And Young Adults Could Be Linked To Social Media Use

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A new study shows a rise in depression and stress among young people parallels the growth in smartphone and social media use.


Walk Your Dog, But Watch Your Footing: Bone Breaks Are On The Rise

Monday, March 11, 2019

Maybe it's just because a large number of older people have learned the benefits of exercise and canine companionship. Whatever the reason, walking a dog on a leash has been linked to more fractures.


Facebook Vows To Quash Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The company said ads and other content containing false information about vaccines will be pulled from the platform and accounts that persist in disseminating discredited opinions will be disabled.


Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

Monday, March 04, 2019

It's well-known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods.


States Move To Restrict Parents' Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Following several measles outbreaks this winter, there is a movement among some states to make it more difficult for people to claim nonmedical exemptions to vaccine laws.


Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

Thursday, February 14, 2019

African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.


To Prevent Pregnancy-Related Depression, At-Risk Women Advised To Get Counseling

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An influential expert panel recommends pregnant women at risk of depression get referred to counseling to prevent the illness. But for many women and their doctors, it may be easier said than done.


Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

Monday, February 11, 2019

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents thought that using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.


Medical Effects Of Extreme Cold: Why It Hurts And How To Stay Safe

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Frostbite can nip ears in just a few minutes in the sort of temperatures many Americans are facing this week. Pull that hat down and curb the drinking; alcohol can impair your judgment of temperature.