January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Health

Testing wearable sensors as ‘check engine’ light for health

WASHINGTON  A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.  More...

Kentucky has twice the U.S. rate of babies born drug-dependent

LOUISVILLE  Kentucky had more than twice the national rate of drug-dependent babies in 2013, according to research published in a medical journal.  More...

Blood test results wildly different

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went in for an annual examination with my primarycare doctor, and she had my blood tested at a laboratory. She told me that I have high potassium, 5.5, and had me retake it. More...

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR A STROKE

People with diabetes have a two to five times greater risk of having a stroke, and have diabetes also puts you at higher risk of dying from a stroke — especially for women and those who have had diabetes for a long time. More...