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WASHINGTON — Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.

BOSTON — She laughed. She wept. She walked. She ran. For amputee Adrianne Haslet, the Boston Marathon was a grueling 10 1/2 -hour odyssey.

HELENA, Mont. — The first time Jason Ebert needed an air ambulance, it saved his life. The second time, it nearly broke the bank.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:25

Drink your fungus

Written by Jordan Cust

Chaga offers surprising health benefits

LONDON — The English Football Association will ask FIFA to investigate whether former players have dementia as a consequence of brain damage from playing the game.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:44

CDC: Sleep issues lead to risky teen behavior

Written by Mike Stobbe (AP)

NEW YORK — High school students who get too little sleep— or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.

CHICAGO — The richest Americans live at least 10 years longer on average than the poorest, but that gap isn’t as wide in many communities, especially affluent, highly educated cities, a major study found.

CHICAGO — A workplace exercise challenge using pedometers and social media in a global competition shows potential to improve health in a study involving almost 70,000 employees in 64 countries.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:14

Watch for ticks to prevent Lyme disease

Written by Wire Reports

Spring is here, so it’s time to think about the outdoors and proper protection against ticks. Maine had 1,171 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2015. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and we want to remind you the importance of daily tick checks and encourage the “tick watch” prevention strategy.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:04

The long kiss goodnight

Written by Katy England

I can’t tell if I talk about them too much. My kids, I mean. Really, I can’t - your eyes could be glazed like a donut and I would probably yammer on about them. You might have to fall into a coma, or maybe shake me sternly to get me to realize it’s time to stop. Which makes this a rather awkward column, because it’s my last one – at least, my last one here.

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