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Feb23A Woman’s Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause

A Woman’s Guide to Skin Care During and After Menopause

People sometimes refer to menopause as “the change of life,” but many women are surprised that one of the things that changes is their skin, an expert says. “Although fluctuating hormones during menopause can result in a number of skin changes, these don’t need to be disruptive to daily life,” said New York City dermatologist […]

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Feb225 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

5 Expert Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Accidents

Hitting the slopes or the skating rink as the winter of 2020 winds down? Don’t let an accident or injury spoil your fun. “Winter sports and recreational activities have great health and cardiovascular benefits,” said Dr. Joseph Bosco, vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). “However, it’s important not to underestimate the […]

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Feb21Vaping Illnesses May Have Many Americans Quitting E-Cigs

Vaping Illnesses May Have Many Americans Quitting E-Cigs

New research suggests that last summer’s spate of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping prompted many Americans to consider giving up e-cigarettes. Online searches about how to quit vaping spiked after serious lung injuries among vapers started being reported, the study authors found As of January, more than 2,700 hospitalizations for vaping-associated lung injury had […]

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Feb21Flu Season That’s Sickened 26 Million May Be at Its Peak

Flu Season That’s Sickened 26 Million May Be at Its Peak

It’s been overshadowed by the new coronavirus outbreak in China, but this year’s flu season could be near its peak after surging throughout the United States for months. At least 14,000 people have died and 250,000 have already been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season, according to estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

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Feb21U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26, South Korea Fights to Stem Spike in Cases

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26, South Korea Fights to Stem Spike in Cases

Eleven Americans who were evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested definitively for coronavirus, bringing the case count in this country to 26, U.S. health officials reported late Thursday. In China, the number of new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline on Friday, but South Korean officials battled to contain the rapidly […]

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Feb21Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2020

Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2020

Alzheimer's Gene Mapping Project Proposed in New York State Dietitian-Led Behavioral Therapy May Help Seniors Lose Weight

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Feb20Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based Diets

Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based Diets

A new poll suggests that education is all that stops most Americans from embracing plant-based diets that are better for the planet. The poll, of just over 1,000 adults nationwide, found that 51% said they would eat more plant-based foods if they knew more about the environmental impacts of their eating habits, but 70% said […]

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Feb20Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide

Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide

Lung diseases have been striking more people around the world in the past 30 years, new research shows. And being from poor regions is the most important risk factor for respiratory trouble, the scientists added. Aging and risk factors such as smoking, pollution and overweight/obesity are among the other major risk factors for chronic lung […]

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Feb20Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson’s

Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson’s

Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape. Swedish researchers report that very fit long-distance skiers were about 30% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease during their 20-year study. The research suggests that any activity that keeps you fit […]

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Feb20New China Coronavirus Cases Decline, 2 Passengers From Affected Cruise Ship Die

New China Coronavirus Cases Decline, 2 Passengers From Affected Cruise Ship Die

The number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in China dropped Thursday, but the decline might just be due to new methods in how case numbers are tallied. Also on Thursday, two infected passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that had been quarantined in Japan died. The decline in Chinese cases was due in part […]

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