(Al Behrman — the associated press)
Study: Weight loss surgery worth risk for teens

11/13/2015 03:17 PM EST
The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks. 
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Ask Dr. K: Scientists using boosted immune system to attack cancer cells
11/13/2015 02:09 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I hear that doctors are trying to boost the immune system to help people fight cancer. Full Story

Study: Abdominal fat increases health risks
11/13/2015 02:09 PM EST - WASHINGTON >> A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you're not considered overweight. Full Story

Study: Posting calories at restaurants may not affect choices
11/09/2015 09:40 AM EST - WASHINGTON — Tracking calories at chain restaurants is supposed to become easier next year, but new studies raise questions about whether the counts actually make a difference for diners and eateries. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Hip surgery has many benefits
11/06/2015 03:31 PM EST - DEAR DOCTOR K >> My doctor says I need hip replacement surgery. She says it will help my pain. Full Story

Health take-away: Flu season is here — get vaccinated
11/06/2015 03:31 PM EST - The symptoms of flu are dramatic and seem to come on suddenly. Our patients tell us they feel like they've been hit by a truck — that they couldn't get out of bed even if they wanted to. Full Story

Survey: Marijuana use among adults doubles over decade
10/30/2015 12:28 PM EDT - CHICAGO >> Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Ease into healthy, plant-based diet
10/30/2015 12:21 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I'm thinking of becoming a vegetarian. But I need to be certain — is a vegetarian diet really better for your health? Full Story

Ought we postpone our time to die?
10/29/2015 03:49 PM EDT - By Deborah Golden Alecson "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Full Story

Study shows joint replacement best for pain relief
10/23/2015 02:05 PM EDT - People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there's a good chance that less drastic approaches also would help. Full Story

Harrison Ford and Chewbacca finally end feud on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Jimmy Kimmel brings Harrison Ford and Chewbacca of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” together again, after supposed rift, as Adele’s “Hello” plays.