Category Archives: Health

National Influenza Vaccination Week – Get Your Shot!

‘Tis the season to ring in the flu! National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) runs from December 7 – 13th, 2014. According to recent studies from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year could be an abnormally high … Continue reading

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Text Messages Could Get More People to Take Their Medication

The newest technology in preventative medicine is likely not what you imagined. Researchers in the UK have been running studies on the effectiveness of text message alerts to remind patients to take prescribed medication. They say it could save hundreds … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Mediterranean Diet Could Slow Aging

Health scientists are always trying to explore how the Mediterranean diet may or may not aid our health. A new study published on December 2nd from Harvard Medical School has shown the Mediterranean diet can contribute to longevity. This after … Continue reading

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Those Smoking Fall to Lowest Level Ever

The proportion of U.S. adults that smoke cigarettes has hit an all-time low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the findings of their recent survey of adults attempting to gauge the number of active smoking adults in … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules Including Movie Popcorn

Do most people know how many calories they consume? It’s estimated Americans consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, but most people don’t know how many calories are in the food they eat at restaurants. That’s about to change. The US … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do Americans Eat on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a great time of year – friends, family and food…and calories. While we all tend to eat a little more during the holiday season, have you ever wondered exactly how many calories you may be eating as you … Continue reading

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Apple Partners with (RED) for Black Friday to Spread AIDS Awareness Through Apps

With all the talk about Black Friday this week, it’s not a surprise Apple is also jumping on the Black Friday boat, but the company is adding a philanthropic twist. They have decided to celebrate the holidays by launching a … Continue reading

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Kids Are Tweeting #ThanksMichelleObama Showing Their School Lunch Pictures

In a world where we, as Americans, are constantly engaged in the struggle to decrease obesity and to try to get kids to eat healthier, it would seem that the First Lady is well within her means to effect that … Continue reading

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Nestle Says It Wants to Create Liquid Exercise in a Bottle

Raise your hand if you want all the benefits of exercise without actually having to exercise. Well, it won’t work exactly like that, but Nestle says it’s close to a break-through that can somewhat grant this wish. Now don’t start … Continue reading

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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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