Category Archives: Health

A Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Necessarily a Healthy Diet

If you don’t need to be on a gluten free diet, are there health benefits to a gluten free diet? Researchers assert that only seven percent of the population need to be on a gluten free diet for some health … Continue reading

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CDC Says Heavy Drinking Doesn’t Make You an Alcoholic in Most Cases

If you thought that guy who slams back 3 beers plus a couple shots of tequila in a half an hour was an alcoholic, 9 out of 10 times you’d be wrong. A new study released by the US Centers … Continue reading

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Vape Announced as Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2014

Vape. It’s the winning word of Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year distinction for 2014. The word vape may sound a bit odd, but it has picked up in usage in a significant way. The word is a verb and … Continue reading

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A Daily Aspirin May Not Help Prevent First Heart Attacks in Older People

For many decades, Taking a daily low-dose aspirin was thought to be an excellent way to prevent heart attacks in older people. However, a recently published study begs to differ. The Japanese Primary Prevention Project (JPPP) conducted a study with … Continue reading

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Highly Contagious Bird Flu Infects Birds in Holland and the UK

Just when the US is breathing a collective sigh of relief over the Ebola crisis, the bird flu might be flying into port. There has been confirmation of infections of a highly contagious form of bird flu in Holland and … Continue reading

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Extended Anti-Clotting DAPT Therapy Reduces Risk after Stent Surgery

A new study shows that extended anti-clogging therapy for stent surgery patients is more effective than current shorter term treatments, but it comes at a cost. In a five-year study of nearly ten thousand patients who had stent surgery, researchers … Continue reading

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US and Canada Agency to Assess Algae Bloom Risks and Solutions in Great Lakes

A growing algae bloom problem in the Great Lakes has led to a joint committee with Canada to find solutions for the problem. Algae blooms sound as though they would be harmless and in many cases, they can be. The … Continue reading

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Your Dirty Contact Lens Habits May Be Causing Your Eye Infections

If you wear contact lenses and have suffered from an eye infection, it turns out you’re probably not taking care of your lenses correctly. Bad habits such as sleeping with lenses, neglecting to clean and replace contact lens solution frequently, … Continue reading

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Paramedics Take Woman to Wrong Hospital Costing Her $250000 Instead of $1500

It was bad enough that 29-year old Megan Rothbauer suffered cardiac arrest that caused her heart to stop for nearly an hour. Taken to the wrong hospital, the Wisconsin woman was put into a medically-induced coma for ten days. After … Continue reading

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Laundry Detergent Pods That Look Like Candy Are Sending Children to the Hospital

The small, squish and colorful packets you throw in with the wash have been responsible for an alarming number of poisonings in children over the last two years. The handy, single-use packets that are typically referred to as “pods,” after … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Town May Be First in US to Ban Tobacco Products

Who is on the front line of the tobacco fight? Normally, most people would say tobacco growers and the surgeon general. However, a small town has stepped up to give a new name to the concept of prohibition. The town … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Healthy Lunch from Home May Be Less Nutritious than a School Lunch

School lunches often get a bad reputation as being unhealthy and impossible to eat, but evidence suggests this reputation may be unwarranted. Sending a lunch to school with your kids may actually be less nutritious than allowing them to eat … Continue reading

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Rates of Colon Cancer Escalating in Younger Age Brackets

If you’re young and you don’t think you need to worry about certain types of cancers, you might want to think again. Researchers have recently determined colon cancer is no longer an exclusive cancer for the elderly. According to a … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Dignity Healthcare Settles for $37 Million for Over-Charging Patients

Dignity Healthcare has decided to settle allegations of patients having been over-charged rather than fight them in court. Dignity Healthcare, commonly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is one of the largest hospital networks in the US. It has hospitals in … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Drinking Milk Is Actually Bad for Your Health

In what will be a shocking development for the general public, milk is actually really bad for you. A new study suggests that milk consumption is linked with higher mortality rates in men and women, as well as a higher … Continue reading

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The Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Trick-or-Treating Kids with Food Allergies

For most kids, Halloween is a time of gathering as many sugar-filled snacks as they possibly can. There are a minority of children, however, where parents must check their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies for more than general … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen Shown to Be the Best Option for Kids’ Bone Fracture Pain Relief

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. When a child ends up going to the emergency room due to a bone fracture, parents want to hear the doctor is giving the child something to reduce the pain. … Continue reading

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