Posted 8:58 AM 4/30/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
2013-04-30More programs are being used to help reduce the number of young people who become smokers.
A review of more than 100 studies in 25 countries found youth smoking was significantly lower when kids were exposed to smoking interventions.
The most successful programs helped develop social skills and taught ways for students to resist the social pressure to smoke.
Posted 4:30 PM 4/29/2013 by Kathy Kuretich
Have you had to wait an unusual amount of time to get an appointment with your doctor, or have you had trouble finding one at all?There seems to be a reason for that.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there's a critical shortage of primary care physicians on (More) • Video (1)
Posted 3:12 PM 4/29/2013 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The federal receiver who controls medical care in California's prisons is ordering thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to hundreds of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths due to valley fever. Medical receiver J. Clark (More)
Posted 9:29 AM 4/29/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Getting lifestyle counseling and treatment from naturopathic doctors can reduce a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
A yearlong Canadian study compared the effects of a typical medical care versus naturopathic lifestyle and diet counseling.
There was a 17% reduction in (More)
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Posted 12:11 PM 4/26/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Harvard scientists may have discovered a new way to treat type 2 diabetes.
The discovery is centered on a hormone called beta-trophin. Researchers say that in mice, the hormone leads to an enormous boost in beta cell production by the pancreas. It is at least 30 times more than the normal rate.
Much more work needs to be done, including lab work involving human patients. But if it proves effective, it could someday replace insulin injections.
Posted 12:08 PM 4/26/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Another HIV vaccine trial has stopped after more men given the vaccine developed the virus compared to those given the placebo.
A study sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases enrolled 2500 gay men in a trial testing a new HIV vaccine. The trial was halted after (More)
Posted 1:42 PM 4/25/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Several local hospitals have recently received awards for excellence.
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, and Marian Regional Medical Center have all been recognized as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement. The special designation is made by Blue (More)
Posted 9:50 AM 4/24/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Obese men are at a higher risk for Prostate Cancer, even after an initial benign biopsy.
Columbia University researchers followed a group of men after they had a prostate biopsy with non-cancerous results. Obese men were more likely to have pre-cancerous lesions in their biopsy than men who maintained a healthy weight.
After 14 years, those who were obese at the time of the biopsy were 57% more likely to have developed prostate cancer.
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Posted 9:29 AM 4/23/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
A new study shows many parents are giving their young kids medicines they shouldn't.
According to a University of Michigan Poll, 40% of parents have given children under the age of four over the counter cough and cold medications. 25% of parents that participated said they gave their children (More)
Posted 11:09 AM 4/19/2013 by NBC News
Mammogram rates among younger women have not declined despite recent recommendations against annual screenings.
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force advised against yearly mammograms for women in their 40's because there was a lower cancer risk and a high number of false (More)