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Drug And Alcohol Abuse Widespread

Twenty-two million Americans have a substance abuse problem and there is no doubt that alcohol can be a drug of choice.

03/25/2015

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Make High Blood Pressure A High Priority

Blood pressure is not adequately controlled in approximately 75% of adult patients with hypertension.

03/24/2015

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Diet May Impact Risk For Alzheimer’s

Can diet have an impact on whether we develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of demetia? The answer is a resounding yes.

03/23/2015

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Increased Waistline Means Increased Risk

Some experts are suggesting that increased waist circumference should be added to heart risk assessment tools, like cigarette smoking and high cholesterol.

03/20/2015

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Infection During Pregnancy May Raise Risk Of Premature Birth

A new study finds one in seven women in pre-term labor was suffering from an infection at the time.

03/19/2015

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More Pressure During The Fragile Teen Years

Some say that this generation of teens is having a greater struggle than previous generations because of increased exposure to adult issues.

03/18/2015

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Study Finds Vitamins Help Prevent Vision Loss

Vitamin B and folic acid help prevent age-related vision loss.

03/17/2015

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Girls Still Getting Less Exercise Than Boys

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The latest information has some good news but also some not so good news. Girls are playing more sports in record numbers, but they still lag […]

03/16/2015

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Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming Rate

A new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.

03/13/2015

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Screening For Cancer Is Critical

When should cancer screening – like mammograms and colonoscopies – be done? Here are some guidelines.

03/12/2015

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Coffee May Reduce Risk Of Skin Cancer

A new study finds that drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of malignant melanoma.

03/11/2015

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Pizza Party Pooper

I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not discuss an article in the journal Pediatrics which said that pizza days could be harmful to your health.

03/10/2015

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Defining And Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is an indicator of high risk for diabetes and heart disease, so it’s important you know the 5 warning signs.

03/09/2015

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Tasty Medication Poses Risk For Children

If medications taste good, they could be a temptation to kids.

03/06/2015

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Mouth Bacteria Indicator Of Heart Disease

Could the bacteria in your mouth be associated with heart risk?

03/05/2015