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Health Alert 6-22-12

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Walking slower later in life could signal dementia and one local hospital is celebrating an 'A' rating.

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Health Alert 6-21-12

Posted: 06/21/2012 - Statin drugs that reduce cholesterol have been shown to significantly increase fatigue, particularly in women and a new study suggests a link between dental plaque and premature cancer death.

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Health Alert 6-20-12

Updated: 06/20/2012 - When it comes to preventing obesity, exercise doesn't have the same effect on African American girls as white girls and a new study suggests more depressed people might get and stick with psychotherapy if they could get it by phone.

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Health Alert 6-19-12

Posted: 06/19/2012 - According to the World Health Organization, gonorrhea may soon become incurable and a new study suggests, taking a daily low dose of aspirin may be associated with a greater risk of stomach and brain bleeding.

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Health Alert 6-18-12

Posted: 06/18/2012 - A simple blood test could one day help doctors treat early stage breast cancer and according to a new study, guilt appears to play a role in depression. British researchers used functional MRI to scan the brains of people with a history of major depression and a control group of people who never had depression.

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Health Alert 6-13-12

Posted: 06/13/2012 - There's new hope for cancer patients who suffer from the painful, tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy and too much exercise may be too much of a good thing.

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Health Alert 6-15-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - The USDA is expanding the search for dangerous bacteria in meat and the life expectancy gap between white and black people is decreasing

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6-14-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - Waist size can predict who's at risk for type 2 diabetes and summertime means fun in the sun, but it can also be a risky season. However, having a smartphone in your pocket can help make it easier to keep everyone safe.

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Health Alert 6-12-12

Updated: 06/12/2012 - A new study finds that there is not much difference between men and women when it comes to quitting smoking and British researchers predict cancer cases will increase 75 percent by the year 2030.

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Health Alert 6-11-12

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Scientists have taken a step forward in developing non invasive testing for birth defects and a new study finds dark chocolate can even help people already at risk for heart problems.

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Health Alert 6-8-12

Posted: 06/08/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control says flu season is now over. All in all, the CDC says this season was mild compared to other years and Zinc supplements could be a lifesaver for young children suffering from serious bacterial infections.

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Local Hospital Awarded An 'A'

Updated: 06/07/2012 - An independent nonprofit group gives Capital Regional Medical Center an 'A' when it comes to patient safety.

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Health Alert 6-7-12

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Doctors are testing an experimental treatment that threads a tiny device into the kidneys to burn away overactive nerves and a new Alzheimer's drug is showing promise.

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Health Alert 6-6-12

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A new study published in the Journal Pediatrics suggests breastfed babies are slightly smarter than their formula fed counterparts and warm weather may be tempting you into a public pool to cool off, but you may want to think twice before diving in.

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Health Alert 6-5-12

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Nearly 250 people have called poison centers around the country in the past couple of months after small children swallowed or bit into laundry detergent packets and a study finds that people can identify each others ages by smell.

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Health Alert 6-4-12

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Women who can't kick the smoking habit during pregnancy may have an alternative way to help their newborn children and a chemical found in marijuana doesn't help certain people with multiple sclerosis.

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Health Alert 5-29-12

Posted: 05/29/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control is urging all US baby boomers to get tested for the Hepatitis C virus and your doctor could soon be monitoring your vital signs from their own home.

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Health Alert 6-1-12

Posted: 05/28/2012 - There is encouraging news for people who suffer from diabetes. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control say the death rate for people with diabetes dropped significantly from 1997 to 2006 and scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition.

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Health Alert 5-30-12

Posted: 05/28/2012 - A national medical panel advises against men using the Prostate-Specific Antigen test for cancer screening and according to researchers in St. Louis, folic acid may reduce some childhood cancers, especially kidney cancer and brain tumors.

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Health Alert 5-28-12

Posted: 05/28/2012 - A new study found students who show signs of depression tend to browse the web more randomly and switch between several applications and another new study finds a connection between cooking at home and longevity.

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Health Alert 5-25-12

Posted: 05/18/2012 - A new study links US veterans exposed to Improvised Explosive Devices to the same dementia-like brain disease found NFL players and new research finds the superbug starts in large hospitals and then spreads to smaller ones.

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Health Alert 5-24-12

Posted: 05/18/2012 - German researchers at the University of Munich studied a phenomenon called "social jet lag" where people wake up at one time during the week, and sleep in on the weekends and a new study finds too much of the sweet stuff is bad for your brain.

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Health Alert 5-23-12

Posted: 05/18/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is approving the first drug to prevent HIV and if high blood pressure runs in your family, there is something you can do about it.

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Health Alert 5-22-12

Posted: 05/18/2012 - Automated external defibrillators or AED's are designed to save cardiac arrest victims but new research finds the devices are often too far out of reach during an emergency and The Department of Health and Human Services set a deadline of 2025 to find effective ways to treat the mind destroying disease.

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