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More than four in 10 U.S. women are obese

June 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than four in 10 U.S. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

June 28, 2016 There are times when declarer must do something extra-special to accomplish his mission. more »»

When to give up?

June 28, 2016 CHICAGO — Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at 31, a doctor gently told him that it was time to stop treatment. more »»

Vacation mishaps

June 28, 2016 Dear Heloise: Just a word of caution to your readers. A couple of days ago, I went to the kitchen. On the floor and under the refrigerator was water. more »»

Health notes

June 28, 2016 DENTAL VAN AT SCOPE: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, will host the dental van from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. more »»

Where there is a ‘will,’ there might be a way

June 28, 2016 Dear Annie: Several years ago, our son lived with a very immature young woman. We tried to make her feel welcome, but she had no interest in getting to know us. more »»

No heart scan?

June 28, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I know so many people who have had a heart attack and open heart / bypass surgery due to blocked arteries. more »»

Kids get workout while blending smoothies

June 21, 2016 ROSEBURG, Ore. — About once a week after school, Karissa Frahm, 9, hops on a stationary bicycle and pedals away at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley facility in Roseburg. more »»

Coffee now off cancer list

June 21, 2016 LONDON — Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer. more »»

Health notes

June 21, 2016 COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN: Greentree Counseling Center Inc. is hosting a Summer Program, Therapy and Social Skills Program for children ages 5 to 14 years. more »»

Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma victims may die unnecessarily

June 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn’t depend so much on where you live, according to... more »»

Study looks at how food companies shape nutrition science

June 14, 2016 NEW YORK — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about. more »»

Depression in kids harder to treat

June 14, 2016 LONDON — Scientists say most antidepressants don’t work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers... more »»

Health notes

June 14, 2016 PROKOP AWARDED PTSD CLINICIAN: Michael S. more »»

Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be pricy hassle, panel says

June 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be such a pricey hassle. more »»

Radiation study raises concerns

June 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safet... more »»

Health notes

June 7, 2016 SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET: Fibromyalgia and / or Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning, Warren. more »»

Would teens be slimmer if celebs hawked quinoa?

June 7, 2016 CHICAGO — Would U.S. more »»

U.S. death rate rises slightly

June 7, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose slightly last year — the first increase in a decade, health officials have reported. Researchers think the increase is due to a combination of factors. more »»

Local woman gets new ankle

May 31, 2016 WEST FARMINGTON — Lavonne Root found her ankle replacement surgery, and close to home, by searching the Internet. more »»



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