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May22How Exercise Helps Your Heart

How Exercise Helps Your Heart

You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related condition, to make managing it easier. But you might be even more motivated to work out if you better understand exactly how exercise helps. Studies have found two important […]

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May22Most Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

Most Hospitals Aren’t Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren’t fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies. The finding, from a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), comes as the U.S. Congress considers major disaster preparedness legislation. ACEP questioned 1,328 emergency room doctors between April 25 and May 6 and […]

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May22Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health

Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health

Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that finds a person’s risk of heart disease or stroke falls 11 percent and their risk of dying from these diseases falls by 30 percent, just […]

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May22Health Highlights: May 22, 2018

Health Highlights: May 22, 2018

Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins

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May22Health Tip: Preventing Dry Skin

Health Tip: Preventing Dry Skin

(HealthDay News) — Dry skin affects a lot of people, particularly as seasons change. But the same care routine doesn’t work for everyone in every type of weather. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to heal and prevent dry skin: Close the bathroom door during a bath or shower. Limit a bath or shower […]

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May22Health Tip: Why Get a Biopsy

Health Tip: Why Get a Biopsy

(HealthDay News) — A biopsy involves removing bodily tissue to examine it for disease, typically cancer. The procedure also may be used to diagnose other conditions, such as an infection, the Radiological Society of North America says. Some biopsies involve removing a small amount of tissue with a needle, while others entail surgically removing an […]

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May22Vendors Say Pot Eases Morning Sickness. Will Baby Pay a Price?

Vendors Say Pot Eases Morning Sickness. Will Baby Pay a Price?

Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals. In a “mystery caller” approach, researchers posed as women who were eight weeks pregnant, experiencing nausea and vomiting, and seeking advice about cannabis product use. Four hundred marijuana dispensaries were contacted, and one-third of those recommending […]

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May21Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better “under pressure”? If you’re a procrastinator, you’re probably a master at making excuses rather than making plans to get the job done. A study done at the Universities of Southern California and Michigan found that putting an […]

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May21Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan, parents peg restaurants as the usual source of spoiled or contaminated food (68 percent). Surprisingly, […]

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May21Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a comparison of exercise histories and heart health among 102 people over age 60. Those who had exercised two to three times […]

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