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This ground-breaking study could change breast cancer treatment forever

A ground-breaking breast cancer study suggests that many patients can skip chemotherapy and still beat the disease. Read more

NASA To Boldly Go Where No Agency Has Gone Before: The Sun

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

Caffeine May Not Help Control Appetite After All

Parade highlights Waverly Heritage Days (PHOTOS)

JEFF REINITZ jeff.reinitz@wcfcourier.com

WAVERLY — Reading was leading the way at the annual Heritage Days Parade in Waverly on Saturday. Read more

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8 small habits to help you eat more whole grains and fiber

Dietary guidelines recommend that most adult Americans get 25 to 38 grams of fiber a day, depending on their age and sex, which is more fiber than many people get. Getting more whole grains and fiber in your life is easier and tastier than you think. The key is to work more fiber-rich plant foods into your... Read more

States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Preexisting Conditions Shield Gets Axed

A coalition of Republican states has launched a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, including provisions requiring insurers to offer coverage to people with preexisting conditions without raising rates. An analysis shows that some of these states have the highest proportion of such residents. Read more

4 Tools to help seniors stay on track with medication

Medication management can be difficult for older adults who take multiple prescriptions. Here are a few apps and tools to make it easier and safer. Read more

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10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

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Connections between fibromyalgia and diet

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. Other common symptoms include sleep difficulties, fatigue, depression, anxiety, cognition and memory problems, migraine headaches, and digestive problems. A significant percentage of... Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Relief for carpal tunnel syndrome

Q: I get numbness and tingling in the fingers. Does that sound like carpal tunnel syndrome? A: You probably have made the right self-diagnosis. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Impaired sleep over many years may be a risk factor for some forms of dementia

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that sleep deprivation eventually could lead to Alzheimer's disease? ANSWER: There have been a number of studies looking at the effect of sleep on disorders that impair cognitive function, such as Alzheimer's disease. Although no research has shown a clear link between... Read more