Health Highlights: July 29, 2015

  • Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak Being Investigated in New York City: Health Officials

  • Larger U.S. Health Care Spending Increases Expected in Coming Years

  • Cyclosporiasis Outbreak Linked to Human Feces, Toilet Paper in Mexican Cilantro Fields

Health Tip: After You Finish a Marathon

Drink water and eat

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk

How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

They focused on telomere length, discovered association

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin