OB/Gyns give women more say on when to have mammograms
Women in their 40s at average risk for breast cancer should talk to their health care provider about the risks and benefits of mammography before starting regular screening at that age, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read more
Yoga found to ease lower back pain
New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as safe and effective as physical therapy in easing pain. Read more
Is chlorine in the swimming pool safe?
We’re vastly better off having pool chemicals than not, and chemically treated pools are generally safe to swim in, especially if they are well maintained and ventilated. Read more
Teen use of e-cigarettes drops for the first time
The use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high school students in the United States has dropped for the first time since the federal government started tracking the use of these products by young people. Read more
Legionnaires’ hiding in hospital plumbing systems
Deadly Legionnaires’ disease is lurking in the water systems of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, putting the most vulnerable patients at risk, U.S. health officials said. Read more

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