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Jun25Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Experts agree that detecting breast cancer early offers a better outlook, but when to start screenings and how often to have them has changed repeatedly. The goal has been to balance early detection with the distress of false positives that lead to unnecessary testing. But leading medical organizations differ regarding the guidelines, making it incumbent […]

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Jun25Is Your Child Depressed or Suicidal? Here Are the Warning Signs

Is Your Child Depressed or Suicidal? Here Are the Warning Signs

Many parents think it couldn’t happen to their kids, but the number of children and teens admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of self-harm or suicide is alarming. Each year 4,600 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 take their own lives, and 157,000 are treated in emergency departments for self-inflicted injuries, according […]

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Jun25Healthy Work Lunches Are Hard to Come By

Healthy Work Lunches Are Hard to Come By

If you struggle to eat a healthy lunch during your workday, a new survey suggests you’re far from alone. “The good news is most people said they are interested in doing better” when it comes to healthy eating, said Dr. Anne Thorndike, vice chair of the nutrition committee at the American Heart Association (AHA). The […]

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Jun25Health Highlights: June 25, 2019

Health Highlights: June 25, 2019

San Francisco Poised to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Youth California Bill Would Bring Back 'Individual Mandate' Penalty for People Who Don't Buy Health Insurance Infant Formula Powder Recalled Due to Possible Metal Contamination

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Jun25Health Tip: Getting Rid of Bad Breath

Health Tip: Getting Rid of Bad Breath

(HealthDay News) — About half of adults have bad breath at some point, says the American Dental Association. Medically called halitosis, it is frequently caused by eating certain potent foods, smoking or dry mouth. To help get rid of bad breath, the ADA suggests: Brush twice a day. Floss daily. Use a toothbrush or scraper […]

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Jun25Health Tip: Treating a Dog Bite

Health Tip: Treating a Dog Bite

(HealthDay News) — Whether you are bitten by your dog or an unknown one, you must treat the wound without delay. Immediate treatment reduces your risk of infection, says Cleveland Clinic. To treat a dog bite, the clinic suggests: Press on the wound gently to flush out bacteria. Wash the wound with soap and water. […]

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Jun24Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

Seafood Offers Vital Nutrient for Expectant Moms and Babies

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods including fatty fish and flaxseed, may be best known for their link to heart health, but they’re also vital for pregnant women and their babies. These important nutrients have been linked to a reduced risk for depression for mom and a better birth weight for baby along with improved […]

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Jun24Just How Harmful Is TV for Your Health?

Just How Harmful Is TV for Your Health?

Cautions about TV viewing are as old as television itself, but how bad is it really? A number of studies cite health risks due to the link between a sedentary lifestyle and the number of hours spent watching the tube. Young adults who watch three or more hours of TV a day and get little […]

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Jun249/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers. Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders’ prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to the Mount Sinai Health […]

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Jun24Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?

Is Green Tea a Fad or a Real Health Boost?

Green tea is a popular health trend, with many people sipping in hopes of deriving benefits from the brew. There’s nothing wrong with that, dietitians say — green tea is a healthy drink loaded with antioxidants. But the jury’s still out on many of its purported health benefits. “Clinical trials related to green tea are […]

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