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Health Alert 11-5: Brain Health

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Having high blood pressure has been found to have a negative impact on your brain health.

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Health Alert 10-26-12

Posted: 10/26/2012 - Tobacco researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say many smokers have failed to quit because they, and their doctors have not used existing treatments in the most effective way plus, a local clinic has changed its name to reflect its expanded services to the under insured and uninsured

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Health Alert 10-25-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Some medical researchers say that less than 50 percent of the U.S. population receives a flu shot every year, numbers that show the growing distrust that vaccinations like flu shots can be ineffective and researchers in France estimate that almost 170 million years of healthy life were lost to cancer in 2008.

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Health Alert 10-24-12

Posted: 10/24/2012 - People who consistently get too little sleep face bigger concerns than daytime fatigue and crankiness and researchers in Texas looked into the link between obesity and cancer and found fat tissue feeds cancer.

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Health Alert 10-23-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Scientists say smoking in the car, even with the windows open or the air conditioning on, creates pollution that exceeds official "safe" limits and researchers at the University of Michigan say it's not all about calories and exercise, and that some people's brains could be causing them to be fat.

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Health Alert 10-22-12

Posted: 10/23/2012 - study finds that girls that receive the HPV vaccine by the time they are 11 to 12 year old, do not show clinical markers of increased sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy and another study in Pediatrics finds kids who get less than the recommended amount of sleep are more likely to be cranky.

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Health Alert 10-19-12

Posted: 10/19/2012 - Danish researchers say Hormone Replacement Therapy right after menopause could help a woman's heart and a new study finds more evidence that the flu shot is safe for children with an egg allergies.

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Health Alert 10-17-12

Posted: 10/17/2012 - A 46 year old woman was diagnosed with the West Nile virus during a routine blood screening and nearly half of children with autism wander away from the safety of people they know.

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Clinic Unveils Enhanced Services As City Battles Record High Chronic Disease Fatalities [SLIDE SHOW]

Updated: 10/16/2012 - Neighborhood Health Services (NHS) is hosting a press event to unveil new service offerings for women, children and chronic disease management patients. This comes at a time when Tallahassee holds record high chronic disease fatality numbers for HIV/AIDS patients and continues to battle infant mortality rates.

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Health Alert 10-16-12

Posted: 10/16/2012 - A new study shows free birth control can lower the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions and a new study finds "patient navigators" can make a critical difference for women with breast cancer.

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Local Ambulances Getting New Life Saving Equipment

Updated: 10/15/2012 - Ambulances in Lowndes County are being fitted with new life saving equipment. Eyewitness News reporter Eames Yates looks at how local paramedics are using it to fight heart attacks, one beat at a time.

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Health Alert 10-15-12

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Screening programs for Diabetes do not appear to lower death rates and calorie counts will soon be front and center on soda machines in the City of Chicago.

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Health Alert 10-12-12

Posted: 10/12/2012 - Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products and the Centers for Disease Control says there's been a 54 percent decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991.

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Health Alert 10-11-12

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Tanning beds have long been linked to skin cancer, and now researchers say the earlier people use them, the greater their risk and as cold season gets underway, researchers say, don't turn to vitamin D for relief. New Zealand scientists say it doesn't help fight colds.

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Cancer: An Election Issue... Canvassing Event Held at FSU [SLIDE SHOW]

Updated: 10/10/2012 - Cancer survivors and volunteers embark on a statewide effort to inform voters why cancer is an election issue. Abby Phelps, an FSU student and cancer survivor coordinated a canvassing event on FSU's campus to promote Cancer Votes – an initiative of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

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Health Alert 10-10-12

Posted: 10/10/2012 - People who take statins to protect their heart may also be protecting their vision and a virus may be able to stop an aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Health Alert 10-9-12

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Smoking can kill you even if you never light up. A new study finds second hand smoke kills more than 42,000 people a year and kids who don't get enough sleep may be at a greater risk for heart disease later in life.

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Health Alert 10-5-12

Posted: 10/05/2012 - Childhood obesity is more than just a health risk. A group of retired military leaders is now calling it a national security issue and A new survey finds many professionals feel more productive at work when they drink coffee.

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Health Alert 10-4-12

Posted: 10/04/2012 - Researchers at the University of Wisconsin may have a reason why children living in urban areas are at a higher risk of developing asthma and 92 year old, Eunice Sloat, was the first person to ever undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

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Health Alert 10-2-12

Posted: 10/02/2012 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new guidelines that recommend IUD's or implants for sexually active teenagers and the American Academy of Pediatrics is once again telling parents not to let their kids jump on backyard trampolines.

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