Health

Self-weighing, self-awareness may prevent holiday weight gain

A brief program that encouraged people to track their weight and to be mindful of the excess energy in every holiday cookie or cup...

Showing people their own arteries might improve heart health

December 5, 2018 -- People who see vivid pictures of their own arteries getting clogged up with debris may be more likely to adopt...

Yoga, acupuncture might ease menopause hot flashes

November 30, 2018 - Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests. During hot flashes, women suddenly...

Could strength training boost heart health even more than cardio?

Lima, Nov 20, 2018 — New research presented over the weekend at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima,...

Selecting a Plan During Medicare Open Enrollment

By Gil Silva Deputy Regional Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN) Medicare Annual Open Enrollment period...

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid

Lund, October 24, 2018 - Heart attacks occur more often when temperatures plummet, a large new study suggests. Based on more than a decade and...

Vaccination is the best protection against the flu, says GA Dept of Health

Atlanta, October 9, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pediatric Healthcare Improvement Coalition of Georgia (PHIC) encourage all parents...

More doctors say men should think twice about prostate cancer screening

Most men shouldn’t get routine prostate cancer screening because the potential benefits are small and there are clear harms, an international panel of experts...

More evidence exercise may be good for your mood

People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests. That may be true even when the exercise involves...

New Medicare card, same old scammers

Medicare is mailing new, more secure Medicare cards with a Medicare Number that's unique to every person with Medicare. Medicare is getting rid of...