To your good health: Treating lifelong high cholesterol levels is...

St. Augustine RecordDEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old female. I have been treated for high cholesterol since I was in my 30s. My cholesterol levels are difficult to control, and as a result I am closely monitored. My meds...

Harris County to step up inspections of public pools –...

Houston ChronicleHarris County is considering actively regulating for the first time public pools in unincorporated parts of the county. More than 2 1/2 years in the making, the proposed regulations would require each public pool - including most of those...

NBC and the CDC Host Healthy and Safe Swimming Week...

NBCNews.comIn honor of the CDC's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, NBC News Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar and NBC News Health co-hosted a Twitter chat with the CDC to share the latest tips on pool safety. I was the moderator...

Doctors Say Zika Funding From Congress Critical as Some Republicans...

NBCNews.comFederal health agencies are not trying to sneak extra money out of Congress as part of their Zika funding request, a top health official said Tuesday, as some lawmakers remain wary of where it's all going. The money's really needed...

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses – Philly.com

Philly.comTUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds. Women were also more likely than men to cite sexual assault as...

Antidepressants used for more than depression: study – CBS News

CBS NewsMillions of people take antidepressants to help ease depression, but new research suggests many others are receiving the medication to treat conditions that are not depression-related. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal had suspected that ...Antidepressants aren't just for...

Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses – U.S. News...

U.S. News & World ReportTUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drink spiking may be prevalent on U.S. college campuses, and women are at much greater risk than men, new research finds. Women were also more likely than men to...

This Weight Loss Pill Inflates a Balloon In Your Stomach...

TIMEIt sounds like a load of hot air. But it's now possible for some people to lose weight by inflating a balloon inside their stomach, according to the results of a new study. The device, created by the California company...

Most Americans Wouldn’t Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds –...

U.S. News & World ReportTUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds. And, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one,...

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling...

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionWant more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. NEW YORK — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking...

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