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Health Alert 7-2-12

Updated: 07/02/2012 - Researchers in Iceland found a link between the age kids begin taking ADHD medication, and how they do on standardized tests, particularly math and a new study shows you can improve your memory while you sleep.

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Health Alert 6-27-12

Posted: 06/27/2012 - Some people who get weight loss surgery may end up with a higher tendency to abuse alcohol and a new study finds loneliness can be a health risk. Researchers in San Francisco asked more than a thousand seniors if they felt left out or isolated.

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Health Alert 6-29-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - Public health officials say antibiotics used in livestock may be contributing to the rise in antibiotic resistant infections in humans and traffic noise is more than just annoying, it can be bad for your health.

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Health Alert 6-28-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - New research shows weight loss surgery can reverse the effects of kidney disease and people who live in sunny areas are less likely to get pancreatic cancer, especially if they're fair skinned.

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Health Alert 6-26-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The number of children hospitalized with high blood pressure is climbing and the next time you're in a hotel, you may want to think twice before turning on the TV or the lights.

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Health Alert 6-25-12

Posted: 06/25/2012 - The risk of alcoholism can be inherited, and researchers are starting to understand which genes are responsible and American children are taking fewer antibiotics but more drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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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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