Some school district do what is known as surveillance, in which students are measured to identify how many are at risk for weight-related health problems but they remain anonymous. Other districts do screenings to track the weight of individual students and notify parents whose children are classified at an unhealthy weight.
A New York University study found that married couples were at a lower risk than single and divorced people for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity and were less likely to smoke.
The latest calculation means autism is more than twice as common as officials said it was just seven years go.
A panic button can be programmed to notify peers who are nearest the patient when the button is pushed. It also offers links to relaxation techniques to calm the patient while he or she waits for help.
Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
The idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's ingredients minus the sugar and fat, said JoAnn Manson, preventive medicine chief at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for contributing to national obesity rates also provide educational courses for dietitians. The practice has raised ethical concerns from some who say it gives the food industry too much influence over dietitians.
The changing health-related landscape might have contributed to the drop in preschool obesity, such as the decline in consumption of sugary drinks and programs that give access to fresh and affordable produce.
Hy-Vee walk-in clinics will be open seven days a week and treat members of the community for common illnesses and minor injuries.
If you don't have health insurance that meets a minimum standard, you could face a fine. What has your experience been getting coverage?
A survey found most adults hadn't checked online physician reviews — and most said a conveniently located office and accepting patients' health insurance was more important.
The inventor of the life-saving Heimlich maneuver, Henry Heimlich, is releasing an autobiography. The book is also discusses his career as a chest surgeon and his other medical innovations.
An 18-year-old found dead last fall in an MU dormitory died of natural causes, according to an autopsy report released Friday.
Health officials predict the end of cigarette smoking, with the current adult smoking rate at 18 percent. Experts say the adult smoking rate could drop to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050.
A program to mentor teams in developing mobile medicine products includes Aaron Gray, a Columbia doctor. All 10 teams that were accepted will receive $20,000 from Techstars and can also get $100,000 from Sprint as they continue developing their product.
The American Heart Association has released its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. It addresses birth control, pregnancy, depression, menopause, migraines with aura, and other risk factors in women.
A Nurse Locator System was implemented in the mental health unit of the hospital, allowing personnel to quickly respond to disruptive patients.
The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit.
It doesn't take all that much extra sugar, hidden in many processed foods, to substantially raise the risk, the researchers found, and most Americans eat more than the safest amount.