Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.

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Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
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Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments

LIFE STORIES: Near fatal crash leads to cross-country cycling trip
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LIFE STORIES: Near fatal crash leads to cross-country cycling trip

After the accident, doctors didn't think Chase Thurman would live another day, let alone be able to embark on a cross-country bike tour.

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health
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ACTION plan hopes to improve Adams County health

QUINCY -- When Chad Rodgers first saw the figures earlier this year, he felt the findings were alarming. And like others, Rodgers knew something needed to be done. Months later, the People in ACTION movement is a reality. Rodgers, the director of operation

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids
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Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of a patient's fatal overdose

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18th annual Bridge the Gap to Health raises $52,000 for MedAssist program

This year's Bridge the Gap to Health race generated $52,000 in support of the Quincy Catholic Charities' MedAssist program. The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation-sponsored event has now raised $795,000 during its 18-year existence.

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms
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Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor instead of waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes
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No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always

Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems
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Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

Researchers say that one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem