July 12, 2011
Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia
Dyslexia, also called developmental reading
disorder, is a condition in which the brain doesn't correctly
process certain images, such as numbers and letters, says the U.S.
National Library of Medicine (NLM). It's caused by a problem with
the region of the brain that processes language and it hampers a
child's ability to read.
Individualizing Care Could Save Money, Experts
becoming an increasingly important aspect of medical treatment, and
two researchers have found that individualizing therapies to
smaller groups of patients may be one way to help control
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You
Family history remains one
of the best ways to identify people at high risk for breast,
prostate and colon cancer, and now new research suggests that
updating your doctor between ages 30 and 50 about any close
relatives who develop these cancers may lead to lifesaving changes
in how and when you are screened.
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks
Scorching heat and
oppressive humidity continued to grip much of the United States
Tuesday, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees -- and in some
cases 100 degrees -- from the Southwest to the Northeast.