Fifteen extra minutes. That’s what Kate Abra Frederick asked her employer for: a half-hour, rather than a 15-minute break, so she could zip over to the day-care center less than a two-minute drive from her office to breast-feed her new baby boy.
Doctors don’t just tell patients to keep an eye on their health stats at home. Physicians increasingly want access to those at-home measurements in the hope that regular data flow will keep patients healthier for longer and reduce health care costs.
A study being presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Boston says socioeconomic factors are to blame for the higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease among African-Americans than white Americans.
There were no rainbow flags flying, no posters demanding equality, no kiss-ins, no marches through the streets to the sounds of Lady Gaga. In the aftermath of the gay rights movement’s biggest victory so far came a quieter protest over a smaller issue: the ability to donate blood.
Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that a meal of fried fish, onion rings, and hush puppies is bad for you. But a consumer group last week slammed Long John Silver’s “Big Catch Meal” as worse for your health than almost anything else you could possibly eat.