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Health Alert 5-21-12

Posted: 05/17/2012 - A new program allows children at the school to plant, grow and then eat their own healthy foods and if you are a Slurpee fan, 7-11 is offering something new called Slurpee Lite.

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Health Alert 5-18-12

Posted: 05/17/2012 - According to a new Institute of Medicine report out of USA Today, battling childhood obesity may require more than one approach and a boost of testosterone may help men over 40 drop pounds. A boost of testosterone may help men over 40 drop pounds.

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Health Alert 5-17-12

Posted: 05/17/2012 - A new study suggests teenagers are getting high off pain relievers at a younger age than previously thought and according to USA Today, Domino's is now advertising pizzas made with gluten-free crust.

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Health Alert 5-15-12

Posted: 05/15/2012 - Parents are happier than people without children and jogging regularly adds a little more than six years to the life expectancy of men and about five and half years for women.

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Health Alert 5-14-12

Posted: 05/14/2012 - Meat will hopefully be made safer by a new U-S-D-A tracing method. The goal is to eliminate any food safety problems before they spread rather than fighting an outbreak once it is discovered and Harvard researchers found when people share information about themselves, it activates a sensation of pleasure in the brain.

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Health Alert 5-11-12

Posted: 05/11/2012 - Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in children under age 5 and more teens are using marijuana while fewer parents are talking to kids about drugs.

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Health Alert 5-10-12

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Anti-psychotic drugs can significantly lower the risk of relapse in patients with schizophrenia and according to researchers, Aspirin could be as effective as more expensive drugs for heart failure patients with a normal heart rhythm.

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Health Alert 5-9-12

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say that sitting in front of a computer screen may seem like inactivity, but it could be giving your brain a workout and a new survey of Fortune 100 companies finds that the health care overhaul, contrary to the claims of its authors, created some perverse incentives for employers to drop workers from company insurance plans.

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Health Alert 5-8-12

Posted: 05/08/2012 - How much fat you have on your body could determine your risk of heart disease and millions of people could get a 127 dollar check in the mail from their health insurance company as part of the health care reform law.

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Health Alert 5-7-12

Posted: 05/07/2012 - A new study suggests newborn babies should be screened for heart defects and whether you're a "slacker" or a "go-getter" could depend on the chemicals your brain releases.

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Health Alert 5-4-12

Updated: 05/02/2012 - A half dozen teenagers in southern California had to be taken to emergency rooms in the past few months over hand sanitizer and the fourth case of mad cow disease was recently reported in the United States.

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Health Alert 5-3-12

Posted: 05/02/2012 - According to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry, violence can prematurely age children, by as much as 7 to 10 years and sweet and refreshing, berries are thought of as a summer treat, but new evidence suggests that these fruits eaten regularly may also help preserve brain function.

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Health Alert 5-2-12

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Researchers believe millions of lives could be saved if more countries adopted anti-smoking policies and lifting heavy weight might not be the only way to build big muscles.

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Health Alert 5-1-12

Posted: 05/01/2012 - New research claims there's a bias when it comes to publishing studies about autism drugs and a new report from Harvard researchers estimates that deaths from cardiovascular disease could be reduced up to 3 percent if the food industry reduced salt content and salt products were taxed.

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Health Alert 4-30-12

Posted: 04/30/2012 - U.S. health officials say only 13 percent of adults in this country have high total cholesterol and as the weather gets warmer and plants start to bloom, trees and grasses release pollen into the air, triggering allergic symptoms in those with seasonal allergies.

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Health Alert 4-25-12

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Research shows a new drug can detect changes in the brain that could help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's Disease earlier and being upbeat and optimistic just may help protect against heart disease.

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Health Alert 4-27-12

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Blood tests look promising in diagnosing depression and experts say a new technique to treat early prostate cancer may have far fewer side effects than existing therapies.

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Health Alert 4-26-12

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Brain scans may be able to predict who will become overweight and preliminary research shows, treatment with testosterone may help heart failure patients feel better and exercise more.

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Health Alert 4-23-12

Posted: 04/23/2012 - A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests people who get short, disrupted amounts of sleep have an increased risk of diabetes and obesity and keeping your body active is just as important as exercising your brain when it comes to warding off Alzheimer's disease.

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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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