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Health Highlights: March 24, 2017
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Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease


Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test


Need More Zzzzz's?

Check out these tips from sleep doctors on getting a good night of shuteye


Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

Results similar after procedure to repair meniscus in normal, overweight and obese people


Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal


Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says


Raccoon Parasite Not as Deadly to Humans as Thought

Researchers find confirmed cases of raccoon roundworm where patients had no symptoms


Substance Abuse Taxes the American Workplace

Survey, analysis reveal the full cost of employees addicted to alcohol, painkillers and other drugs


Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says


Want Cheap and Healthy Meals? Cook at Home

Study finds homemade fare is typically better for you than restaurant food


What Drugs Work Best for Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Data review shows some meds help more than others, but better options still needed


Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor


Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age



Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors

While habits, environment can be key to the disease, chance plays huge role as well, scientists report


Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said


Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

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