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Ranking America’s Healthiest States

America’s Health Rankings look at how states compare against each other year to year, with targets like smoking, obesity and preventable hospitalizations examined.

02/24/2015

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New Tech Serving Doctors And Patients

A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.

02/23/2015

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Survey Finds Link Between Depression And Smoking

According to a US government survey, more than half of middle-aged men with depression were also smokers. There was a link among women as well.

02/20/2015

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Be On The Look Out For Eye Disease

Many Americans are unaware of the warning signs of eye disease that could blind them if not detected and treated.

02/19/2015

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The Prevalence Of Computer-Related Injuries

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Let me start off by saying this is not evidenced-based, there is no study I am referring to – just my own experience seeing patients every […]

02/18/2015

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Moving Toward Healthier Image Of Women

The French are trying to give more realistic representations of women in magazines. It is considered a public health initiative.

02/17/2015

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The Specialty Of Adolescent Medicine

Many pediatricians, family doctors, and ob/gyns do a great job – but adolescent medicine physicians are another option and a good one.

02/16/2015

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Security Concerns Over Hacking Of Pacemakers, Other Implanted Medical Devices

Internet-connected medical implants, like pacemakers, are more common than ever. So, can they be hacked? A new report in the Journal Science suggests that could be the case.

02/12/2015

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Managing Hypertension Critical To Good Health

Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians – and with good reason.

02/12/2015

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Beware All Medications During Pregnancy

We know that certain drugs taken at certain times can affect the health of the unborn baby, even some considered ‘natural’ or available over the counter.

02/12/2015

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Add Soybeans To Balanced Diet

Soybeans contain all of the essential amino acids necessary for human nutrition and have been grown and harvested for thousands of years.

02/11/2015

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Understanding Sjogren Syndrome

It definitely has a very strange name – Sjögren Syndrome. But it is a relatively common cause of dry eyes and dry mouth.

02/10/2015

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Added Sugars Add To Diagnoses Of Diabetes

In our country, one in 11 people have type 2 diabetes. It does not end there – another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes where their blood sugar levels are higher than they should be.

02/09/2015

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Multiple Causes Of Back Pain

There are certain times I recommend that you make a point to see the doctor when experiencing back pain.

02/06/2015

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Obesity Increases Stroke Risk

The National Women’s Health Study found that obesity is clearly linked to more strokes in women ages 35 to 54.

02/05/2015