Playground germ patrol The kids may have a blast at those fast-food restaurant playgrounds — but so did kids the day before, and the day before and the day before. So who’s making sure they’re kept clean? There are no...
Aug 24, 2011 | 0 | 5 |
By Daniela Hernandez McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Heart screening is recommended for newborns LOS ANGELES — Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs of congenital heart disease, one of the most common types of birth defects, accordi...
Aug 24, 2011 | 0 | 2 |
By Shari Roan McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Do-it-yourself battle treatments helps save lives CHICAGO — When Army Ranger Leroy Petry’s hand was blown off by a grenade as he was saving his comrades in battle, he knew just what to do. He used his remaining hand to twist a tourniquet around hi...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
BY LINDSEY TANNER Associated PressAssociated Press
Addiction a brain disorder, not just bad behavior WASHINGTON — Addiction isn’t just about willpower. It’s a chronic brain disease, says a new definition aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating it. ...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
BY LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated PressAssociated Press
Seeking healing, and fish, through nature At first, the link between fly-fishing and breast cancer may seem a bit ... fishy. Karin Erickson, of Woodbury, Minn., admits she knew almost nothing about the sport when she signed up for “Casting...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 | 4 |
By Maura Lerner McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Spreading message about breastfeeding to mothers West Kentucky health departments want mothers to know the benefits of breastfeeding infants. Johnna Black, regional breastfeeding promotion coordinator, said breast milk contains all nutrients n...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 | 5 |
By Alan Reed firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Paducah Sun
Soy tablets fail to prevent menopausal symptoms MIAMI — Marcia Vidal hoped that by taking part in a University of Miami study on the use of soy tablets to prevent menopausal symptoms she could be on the cutting edge of a safe and simple new trea...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
By Howard Cohen McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun