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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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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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