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Early warning signs of dementia

It’s not unusual to have occasional trouble finding the right word or remembering where you put things, especially as we age. But persistent difficulty...

Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45

Routine screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 instead of 50, a preventive health task force recommends. Starting routine screening five years earlier...

Lung cancer screening can save lives, and now more people can...

By DR. GRAHAM A. COLDITZ Siteman Cancer Center Even with COVID-19 still dominating health news, stories about new lung cancer screening guidelines were able to break...

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: 12 things you need to know

Almost one year after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 vaccines, and people...

‘COVID nails’ could be a sign you had the virus

Wondering if you have had the COVID-19 virus? There are reports of COVID tongue, rashes and even fingers and toes – and now there’s...

Is your job causing knee pain?

Building trades and construction workers have roughly three times the risk Knee replacements are becoming more common, and now researchers have identified jobs that may...

Why you should continue wearing a mask and social distancing after...

The arrival of two COVID-19 vaccines late last year marked a turning point in the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we should stop taking...

5 COVID-safe activities to enjoy right now

With the start of 2021 behind us, it’s time to start fresh, create new habits and take on new skills. Whether your goal is...

Feed a cold, starve a fever?

You’ve probably heard (and may even subscribe) to the well-known adage, “Feed a cold and starve a fever.” This mama medicine philosophy lives on,...

Doctors’ guidance about the COVID-19 vaccines

More than 547,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and there have been more than 30 million cases nationwide. Doctors say it’s vital that Americans...