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New Study Takes A Look At The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

A new study takes a good look at the benefits of breastfeeding. It’s in the journal Pediatrics, and it looked at 1,500 mothers and followed them and their infants up to six years later.

21 hours ago

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One In Seven Americans Suffers From Sleep Drunkenness

It’s a phenomenon called “Sleep Drunkenness” or “Confusional Arousal.” For the one out of seven Americans who do suffer from this, it’s a major issue.

08/26/2014

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Many Cases Of Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease Reported This Time Of Year

It starts with a fever, poor appetite and sore throat and in a few days painful sores develop in the mouth.

08/20/2014

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HPV Vaccine Shown To Work Effectively For At Least 8 Years

It’s very important that we talk about the importance of the vaccine and getting all three doses because they can help protect against cervical cancer.

08/19/2014

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A Look At The Experimental Ebola Serum And How It Works

There have been a number of questions about the experimental drug, known as ZMapp, being used against the Ebola virus.

08/05/2014

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Ebola Outbreak Prompts Peace Corps To Remove Volunteers From Some Countries In Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever, but the risk of it spreading to the United States is very low.

07/31/2014

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Concern About Increase In Number Of High Security Bio-Labs

The CDC is reviewing its safety procedures at high-security labs, some of which had to be closed after a release of anthrax and bird flu. Now, they’re getting input from the medical community.

07/29/2014

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Darby Medical Center Shooting Prompts Question — Should Doctors Carry Guns To Work?

Most hospital facilities prohibit workers, including physicians, from carrying guns.

07/25/2014

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Simple, Do-At-Home Test Could Save Your Life

A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.

07/24/2014

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Study Finds Pregnant Women At Greater Risk For Auto Accidents

According to a study out of Canada, women who are pregnant are at greater risk of having automobile accidents.

05/12/2014

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Study: No Link Between Inducing Labor And Risk Of Autism

A new study says there is no link between autism and the use of Oxytocin during induced labor.

04/22/2014

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New Test Helps Tell A Heart Attack From Chest Pains

It’s a large Swedish study and they found as a blood test pulls the usual EKG was 99% accurate at showing which patients could be safely sent home rather than be admitted for observation and testing.

03/31/2014

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Schmidt’s Skin Cancer Diagnosis Is Eye Opener For Many

The fact that Mike Schmidt has malignant melanoma has raised a lot of questions and concerns about the disease.

03/17/2014

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Studies Show Music Holds The Key To Lost Memories

It may feel like it was just yesterday when you first heard that Beatles song, but believe it or not, it came out more than four decades ago.

02/10/2014

Healthy Eating

Researchers Give Food Labeling The “Green Light”

Cafeteria cash registers recorded how many foods of each color was purchased.

01/13/2014

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