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Half of Americans over 40 should take statins

By expanding the current recommended treatment guidelines and boosting the percentage of adults taking statins, an additional 161,560 cardiovascular-related events could be averted.

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Alternative therapies: Are you fessing up to your doc?

More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture but did not discuss these alternative therapies with their primary care providers.

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Memory, thinking get worse for years after a stroke

A stroke happens in an instant. And many who survive one report that their brain never works like it once did. But new research shows that these problems with memory and thinking ability keep getting worse for years afterward c— and happen faster than normal brain aging. Stroke survivors also had a faster rate of […]

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Why do more women than men have Alzheimer’s?

What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors?

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A Boulder County Caregivers employee holds a handful of marijuana at the dispensary in Boulder, Colo. on Friday, July 24, 2009. Sixteen glass jars of marijuana are lined up behind the counter with names like Skinny Pineapple and Early Pearl Maui, ranging from $375 to $420 an ounce.  It's all legal and it's all taxed. But this marijuana dispensary and nearly 60 others that are serving a growing number of medical marijuana users operate with little oversight by state or local authorities. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Does medical marijuana help relieve pain?

Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis.

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10 reasons why quinoa is a super food

Got quinoa? If not, you may want to consider adding it to your diet. It has a higher protein content than barley, oat, rice and maize.

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