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Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise

Posted October 27, 2012 in Health & Wellness
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — Sitting for long periods boosts your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, even if you work out regularly, a new study contends. U.K. researchers analyzed data from 18 studies that included more than 794,000 people. They found that people who sit for lon[Read more]

Is it Strep Throat?

Posted October 26, 2012 in Health & Wellness
A sore throat can be mild or severe. When is it “strep” throat? How should you treat it? Your doctor can do a quick test and give you answers. Proper treatment can get you better faster and prevent spreading to others! Sore throats can have a variety of causes. Viruses, bacteria, allerge[Read more]

Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted October 25, 2012 in Health & Wellness
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter   WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — Prostate cancer patients who, before their diagnosis, routinely consumed hefty helpings of the flavonoid compounds found in plant-based foods and drinks may be at lower risk for the most aggressive form of the diseas[Read more]

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts

Posted October 24, 2012 in Health & Wellness
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) — Incorrect weight shifting is the most common cause of falls in elderly people, according to researchers who analyzed videos of actual falls among seniors. The videos of 227 falls suffered by 130 people — taken from closed-circuit television systems i[Read more]

A Parent’s Grief Highlights Flu Shot’s Importance

Posted October 24, 2012 in Health & Wellness
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Austin Booth was a three-sport high school athlete who never missed a day of school for illness. So his parents could never have foreseen the nightmare that would unfold in January 2011 when the 17-year-old Colorado teen would die of the flu just five days af[Read more]

Electronic Records Do Aid Patient Care, Study Finds

Posted October 24, 2012 in Health & Wellness
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Electronic health records improve the quality of patient care, according to a new study. Weill Cornell Medical College researchers looked at 2008 data from 75,000 patients treated by nearly 500 doctors in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The data, which [Read more]

More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Posted October 23, 2012 in Health & Wellness
By Steven Reinberg and Margaret Steele HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings Monday about additional drugs produced by the specialty pharmacy at the center of the current meningitis outbreak. The FDA said it was investigat[Read more]

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors

Posted October 23, 2012 in Health & Wellness
THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Gastric band surgery, and other types of weight-loss operations, can significantly reduce obese people’s risk for heart disease and stroke, and also improve the health of the heart itself, researchers report. These effects are seen in a short period o[Read more]

Many Older Heart Attack Survivors Don’t Stick With Meds

Posted October 22, 2012 in Health & Wellness
TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) — Many older people who’ve survived a heart attack fail to take their prescribed medications over the long-term, a new study finds. The study, by University of Maryland researchers, looked at the use of four major classes of heart medications: statins (c[Read more]

Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted October 21, 2012 in Health & Wellness
(HealthDay News) — Carbon monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that you can’t see or smell, but it can kill people and animals if a leak isn’t detected quickly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says here’s what you can do to help reduce the risk of carbon monoxide [Read more]