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If your children drink milk other than cow’s milk, they may not be getting enough vitamin D, according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. Their report was published in the Canadian Medical ...

Not Drinking Cow’s Milk? Your Child May Be Low on Vitamin D

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Bed bugs infestations have been reported in hotels, apartment buildings and even in movie theater seats. As their name implies, bed bugs are small insects that are most often found living in beds ...

Bugs in Your Bed? Natural Remedies May Not Get Them Out

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New studies show that sleep apnea can affect many aspects of health, including an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and depression. Current ...

Sleep Apnea Causes Lack of Sleep and Serious Health Risks

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An organ transplant can be a life-saving surgery for someone with a necessary organ that is about to fail or no longer functions. But appropriate organs are not always available for transplant ...

Organ Transplant: Could You Be a Candidate?

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Want to fight cancer? Pick up your video game controller! That message goes out to kids with cancer as well as adults who want to help fund the search for a cure, and have a chance to play video ...

Video Games Fight Cancer On and Off the Screen

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Sponsored by: #beBRCAware Do you have ovarian cancer, or do you know someone who does? The American Cancer Society estimates that a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in 73. So if ...

Ovarian Cancer – Be Aware to Help Save Lives

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Many women are concerned about the changes they will experience as they go through menopause. A woman has gone through menopause when she has 12 consecutive months without a period.Perimenopause ...

Prepare For Menopause Before It Starts with These 6 Steps

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Research suggests that genetic testing may one day help doctors choose the most effective drug to treat an individual woman’s ovarian cancer. Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer ...

Choosing Best Ovarian Cancer Drug May Be Aided by Genetics

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Listening to loud music, especially for extended periods of time, can cause hearing damage at a young age. That was true for the current generation of adults who grew up listening to loud ...

Listen Up! MP3 Players Can Damage Your Hearing

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You've probably experienced computer eye strain if you spend more than two hours a day focused on a computer, whether you are working, studying, surfing the web, watching TV shows or interacting ...

Computer Eye Strain: Avoid the Headache!

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Back to school means the excitement of picking out a new backpack for many students. But while children and teens concentrate on color and style, parents should also pay attention to size and ...

Don’t Let Your Child’s Backpack Be a Pain in the Neck, Or Worse

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The heartbreaking loss of a pregnancy early in life may lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease after menopause. Women who had one or two miscarriages or stillbirths were 18 percent ...

Loss of Pregnancy May Increase Heart Disease Risk Later

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Early detection of Alzheimer’s may start in the eyes or nose, not in the brain. This conclusion is the result of several new research studies that were reported during the week of July 12-17, 2014 ...

The Key to Detecting Early Alzheimer's May Lie In Your Eyes and Nose

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Can fidgeting help you stay fit? A recent study seems to say “yes.” Any kind of motion or activity, including fidgeting, can help offset the effects of being too sedentary, according to ...

Go Ahead and Fidget: You'll Improve Your Heart Health

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Women whose ovaries stop normal functioning before they are 40 are at higher than normal risk of osteoporosis or brittle bones. A recent study at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center ...

Bones of Women with POF May Be Protected by Hormone Treatment

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If you’re trying to lose weight, you may have been told to try eating more slowly. That’s easier said than done for many of us who gobble our food without noticing how fast we’re eating. That’s ...

Want to Eat Slower? Try an Electronic Fork

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Past research has shown us that there is a connection between getting enough sleep and maintaining a healthy weight. Now a new study from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, ...

Want to Help Your Child Avoid Obesity? Get Enough Sleep!

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Just because a child or adult is rescued from a near-drowning situation does not mean the danger of drowning is over. Post-immersion respiratory syndrome or “secondary drowning” can result in ...

Is Your Child at Risk for Secondary Drowning?

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New medical guidelines issued late last year have significantly increased the number of people who might need to take these cholesterol-lowering drugs. But not all experts agree with the new ...

Should You Be Taking Statins? Experts Disagree

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If your child has a speech, language or hearing disorder don’t just wait and hope it will go away as he or she gets older. The sooner your child gets help, the better. An audiologist can ...

Does Your Child Have Speech, Language or Hearing Issues? Act Now

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Would you recognize the signs if your child had a speech or hearing issue? According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 64 percent of parents are unaware of the early ...

Help Your Child Communicate: Recognize Speech and Hearing Issues

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Don’t get caught believing a myth instead of knowing the truth about stroke treatments. It is not true that strokes cannot be treated. The National Stroke Association states that not only can ...

Ignore the Myth – Get Treatment Quickly if You Have a Stroke

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Slurred speech is commonly recognized as a symptom that someone has had a stroke. But speech difficulties resulting from a stroke can be much more complicated than just slurred words. ...

Language vs. Speech – What's the Difference for Stroke Survivors?

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We all have moments when we struggle to find the right words or forget the name of someone we just met. But if spoken words suddenly sound like gibberish or if the names of familiar objects ...

Lost Ability to Communicate May Be a Sign of a More Serious Problem

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Would you know if you were having a stroke? Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women in the United States, and fourth for men and women combined. But one in five women could not name ...

Protect Your Health – Know Your Stroke Symptoms

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If you use pre-moistened wipes and have an itchy or painful rash, trying to stay clean may be the source of your skin problem. Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to something that touches ...

Chemical in Baby Wipes May Cause Itchy Skin

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Loud snoring may be more than just annoying. It can be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder known as sleep apnea. Recent studies show that treating a sleep illness for yourself or your sleep ...

Sleeping with a Snorer May Hinder Your Healthy Lifestyle

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If you have diabetes, you may be at higher risk of a stomach disorder known as gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying. This condition causes the stomach to take too long to empty after you ...

Gastroparesis Can Make Sugar Control More Difficult

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If the idea of a colonoscopy makes you cringe, there are less invasive tests you can take at home that can help detect early signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in ...

Afraid of a Colonoscopy? Home Tests May Detect Colorectal Cancer

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If you or your partner is looking to spice up your love life, commercials for drugs to treat “low T” may have you looking at testosterone therapy as a solution for low male sex drive. But a ...

Testosterone Therapy May Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Study Shows

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As professional athletes seem to shrug off the effects of a potential concussion to return to their game, it may be easy to assume that a concussion is a relatively minor concern. Contrary to ...

Research Shows Just One Concussion May Cause Prolonged Damage

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Car seats and booster seats are excellent tools to help keep children safe in the car, as long as they are used correctly. Infants, toddlers and children should be safely restrained whenever they ...

Car Safety Seats Can Save Lives, Even After Minor Accidents

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If you've had shingles, you may be at higher risk of having a stroke. That report comes from a new study published in the online issue of the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal ...

Shingles May Increase Stroke Risk in Young People

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Whether you are jumping into action as a weekend sports warrior, getting regular exercise or just going through your daily activities, movement is an important part of your regular routine. If ...

Test your Joint Health Knowledge: Take the Joint Awareness Quiz!

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Are the toys you are giving for Christmas on the Nice or Naughty list when it comes to vision safety? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 265,000 toy-related injuries were ...

Protect Your Child’s Vision with These Toy Safety Tips

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Did you know you can freeze a pumpkin pie for up to two months? The same thing is true of a pecan pie. And eggnog that you buy in a carton can be frozen for as long as six months. But beware the ...

7 Tips for Safe Food Storage

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Is it hard for you to lose weight or keep the weight off? Your sleep patterns, including what time you go to sleep and wake up, may be partly to blame, according to a new study from Brigham Young ...

Consistent Times to Sleep and Wake May Help Control Weight

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Getting extra sleep can help you feel better when you are sick. New research also shows that not getting enough sleep may make you more likely to get sick. A study by researchers from the ...

Want to Stay Healthy? Get Enough Sleep!

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If you are pregnant, your doctor should order a blood sugar test even if you've never been diagnosed with diabetes. That is the new recommendation from the Endocrine Society. The group released a ...

Blood Sugar Testing Recommended for All Pregnant Women

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When you reach for your first cup of coffee in the morning, you’re probably looking for that kick-start of caffeine to get you going on the day. But researchers say there are even better reasons ...

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Liver

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Are you sleeping too much? Many of us would quickly respond that there is no such thing as too much sleep. But a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows ...

Not Too Much, Not Too Little! Sleep Just Right for a Healthy Lifestyle

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Dogs are often called man’s best friends. Now, dogs may also become your best way to ensure older family members are well and thriving while living alone, thanks to a recent study at Newcastle ...

Dog Collars May Provide Insight into Elderly Owners' Well-Being

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For many of us, fall means it’s time to dig into yard work to clear out fallen leaves and get everything ready for fresh landscaping in the spring. But if you have seasonal allergies, working in ...

Get a Jump on Yard Work to Limit Fall Allergies

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A patient who has a pacemaker implanted to regulate a slow heart beat may have a better chance of a normal life expectancy than previously believed. A new study by Dr. Erik O. Udo from the ...

Pacemakers Can Restore Life Expectancy in Some Patients

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Is your brain function at risk? If you have diabetes and you have protein in your urine, it might be. That was the conclusion of a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American ...

Protein in Your Urine? It May Predict Decreased Brain Function

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a joint condition or arthritis that affects people with the skin condition known as psoriasis. PsA occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. ...

Don’t Let Psoriatic Arthritis Damage Your Joints

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory type of arthritis that can affect people who have psoriasis. Arthritis attacks the joints, causing them to become painful, swollen and often warm to ...

Could Your Skin Condition Be Affecting Your Joints?

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We all know that having too much LDL or “bad” cholesterol in our bloodstream can be harmful to our health. Cholesterol can build up in arteries and cause blockages that can increase your risk for ...

'Cholesterol Eaters' in Eyes May Help Slow AMD

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If you are a woman, you know that you will eventually go into menopause. That’s the time later in life when your period permanently stops and you are no longer able to have children. Most women ...

Are Men to Blame for Menopause?

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When you think about the most common dental problems, you may first think of cavities and the dreaded trip to the dentist for a filling. But there are many other types of dental problems that can ...

Don’t Let Common Dental Problems Dim your Smile