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Health Alert 4-20-12

Posted: 04/16/2012 - Researchers have discovered the reason why many overweight people don't lose weight is because they don't know they have a problem and federal judges hear arguments over new, proposed warning labels for cigarette packs.

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Health Alert 4-19-12

Posted: 04/16/2012 - Scientists have discovered two new genes which could lead to childhood obesity and according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sex education is becoming less prevalent in American middle schools.

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Health Alert 4-18-12

Posted: 04/13/2012 - People who smoke menthol cigarettes are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke, compared to those who smoke non-menthols and fish oil may be short on benefits for stroke and heart attack survivors.

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Health Alert 4-17-12

Posted: 04/13/2012 - Researchers may have found a way to prevent an age-related eye disease from getting worse and a new study says a widely used test to measure electrical activity in the heart may help identify elderly people at risk of a heart attack.

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Health Alert 4-16-12

Posted: 04/13/2012 - A mother's weight and diabetic condition may increase the risk of her unborn child developing a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism and officials in London are using technology to help prevent a potential pandemic during the 2012 Olympic games.

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Health Alert 4-12-12

Updated: 04/17/2012 - A new report by nine physician groups, the Consumers Union and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation suggests many tests are overused in doctor's offices and new research finds breast cancer survival rates are lower in patients who have arthritis.

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Health Alert 4-11-12

Updated: 04/17/2012 - Americans may be more overweight than they think and The Mildred Hunter Community Center in Valdosta is stepping up the fight against childhood obesity.

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Health Alert 4-9-12

Updated: 04/17/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it wants the tobacco industry to tell consumers about every harmful chemical in cigarettes and according to a new lab study, birth control pills may affect women's taste in men.

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Medical Minute 4-6-12

Posted: 04/04/2012 - A new study suggests healthy living could help the prevention of all cancers and scientists are finding new ways to personalize cancer treatments.

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Medical Minute 4-5-12

Posted: 04/04/2012 - Unroasted coffee beans may be the key to quick weight loss and a new report from the World Health Organization says Europeans are the biggest alcohol drinkers in the world.

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Medical Minute 4-4-12

Posted: 04/04/2012 - Pregnancy can increase a woman's chance of dying from a heart attack and scientists may have discovered a new way to fight cancer cells.

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Medical Minute 4-3-12

Posted: 04/02/2012 - Giving out free nicotine patches and counseling smokers may not help them kick the habit and, a new study suggests red meat makes you happy.

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Medical Minute 4-2-12

Posted: 04/02/2012 - People who live alone may be at higher risk of depression and researchers in Japan discovered that music can have a positive effect on organ transplants.

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Medical Minute 3-23-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - The CDC says chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the United States but not enough women are getting tested for it and, less sleep can make you eat a lot more. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say sleep deprived people eat an extra 500 additional calories a day.

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Medical Minute 3-22-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - A sonogram 20 weeks into pregnancy has been the only way for a pregnant woman to really know a baby's gender and, a study of 99 men attending a U-S fertility clinic found those eating junk food diets had poorer sperm quality.

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Medical Minute 3-21-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - Health professionals have found a potentially life saving use for cell phones. They say text messages can be used to remind millions of HIV patients to take their medicine and there's new evidence that parenting classes can help disruptive children and their parents.

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Medical Minute 3-20-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - Americans are living longer. A new study from the centers for disease control looked at mortality rates from the last 75 years. It finds that the overall risk of dying has dropped 60 percent since 1935 and, new data says that metal hip replacements fail much more often than those made of plastic or ceramic.

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Medical Minute 3-19-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - Researchers have discovered that losing belly fat allows blood vessels to work better and a group called Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is hoping the phrase, "hot dogs cause butt cancer" is enough to make drivers in Chicago think.

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Medical Minute 3-16-12

Posted: 03/16/2012 - new study finds that women who drink a low to moderate amount of alcohol are at a reduced risk of stroke and a new report suggests doctors need to be more careful when prescribing certain painkillers to older patients.

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Medical Minute 3-8-12

Posted: 03/08/2012 - While cancer deaths are on a steady decline in Europe, researchers estimate more than a million people will die of cancer in the european union this year and hypnosis may be used by some for entertainment, for others, it's a way to change a bad habit.

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Medical Minute 3-13-12

Updated: 03/13/2012 - The American College of Physicians is releasing new colorectal cancer screening guidelines and the youngest kids in class could be over diagnosed with attention-deficit hyper activity disorder or ADHD.

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Medical Minute 3-12-12

Updated: 03/12/2012 - Regular pap smears can increase the odds of surviving cervical cancer and a new study in the journal of sexual medicine finds 90-percent of women seeking treatment for headaches were likely to suffer from a lower sex drive.

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Medical Minute 3-9-12

Posted: 03/08/2012 - Sleepy transportation workers may be putting their passengers and those around them at risk and the more teens are exposed to alcohol use in movies...the more likely they are to binge drink.

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Medical Minute 3-7-12

Updated: 03/07/2012 - An internet treatment for teens with chronic fatigue syndrome is proving to be much more effective than traditional therapy and some elderly lung cancer patients may be getting unnecessary radiation treatments.

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Medical Minute 3-6-12

Updated: 03/06/2012 - American children are consuming a lot of added sugar and most of it comes from processed foods, not sugary drinks and the grocery store meat counter will look a little different the next time you shop since it is now mandatory to put nutrition labels on raw meat.

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