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    Nurse Expert: Forget 'No Pain, No Gain'

    A U.S. expert in emergency nursing advises those coaching young athletes that "no pain, no gain" is a myth. Mary Kamienski of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey says sports should not be painful. Youngsters engaging in sports activities should be taught they reduce the risk of injury by warming up before playing and cooling down when the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Pregnancy Likely to Be Swine Flu Shot Priority

    Pregnancy Likely to Be Swine Flu Shot Priority
    ATLANTA – Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall. Pregnant women account for 6 percent of U.S. swine flu deaths since the pandemic began in April, even though they make up just 1 percent of the U.S. population. On ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine

    Novartis Says They've Produced First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine
    BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG said Friday it has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine weeks ahead of expectations. The vaccine was made in cells, rather than grown in eggs as is usually the case with vaccines, the company said. The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization declared swine flu, also known ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resources for Flood Victims

    Resources for Flood Victims
    With Typhoon Ketsana brewing in the Pacific and drenching storms flooding southeast America, death tolls are rising as the need for disaster relief aid intensifies in these areas. If you live in one of these storm-tossed areas, be sure to follow these tips to stay safe, healthy and most importantly, alive. Flood-Related Injuries and Safety Guidelines Flood-related injuries and illnesses reported ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Becoming Available

    Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Becoming Available
    WASHINGTON - The long-awaited first vaccinations against swine flu - the squirt-in-the-nose kind - begin early next week in parts of the country, and states are urging people to be patient until more arrives. Just a trickle of vaccine, 600,000 doses of the nasal spray FluMist, will be divided among 21 states and four large cities by Tuesday, with more small ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message

    Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Message
    TRENTON, N.J. — "Hey baby, you OK?" Mike asks his girlfriend as she sits down next to him. "Yeah, I'm OK," Toni says, and she puts her head on his shoulder. Mike thinks it's safe to move in for a kiss. "Slow down," she says, pushing him back. "Just because I've decided to take you back, it doesn't erase the fact ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality

    Danny's Heart: College Swimmer Faces Mortality
    CHICAGO – This time, when the lanky young man stepped into the pool, his chest was tight. His muscles ached. He pushed off to take his first strokes, and grimaced at the pain. That he was back in the pool just six weeks after open heart surgery was quite remarkable, but he was still a bit crestfallen. He could only swim ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People

    Changes in Emergency Rooms Cater to Older People
    ST. LOUIS _ Muted lighting, warm blankets, supportive mattresses and a quieter environment are all part of an effort to meet the urgent needs of older patients at St. Louis's Des Peres Hospital, which opened geriatric emergency rooms this month. "85-year-old adults will typically access emergency departments twice a year," said Deborah Wilke, a registered nurse and director of Des Peres' ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Report: Healthcare Costs to Rise 9% in 2010

    Report: Healthcare Costs to Rise 9% in 2010
    INDIANAPOLIS - Employers who offer health insurance coverage could see a 9 percent cost increase next year, and their workers may face an even bigger hit, according to a report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Costs will rise in part because workers worried about losing their jobs are using their health care more while they still have it, the firm said in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients

    Cancer Survivors Take to the Road to Help Patients
    Betty Beeson says the hardest thing about being a driver for the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program is she doesn't get called on enough. Not enough people know about it, she says. Road to Recovery is a free program for cancer patients. The American Cancer Society matches patients with drivers who take them to and from the hospital for ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job

    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job
    After "find a job," put "stay healthy" on your to-do list if you're one of the hundreds of thousands who have lost a job in the past month or if you fear a layoff coming on. Here are key healthcare steps you should take if a pink slip looms, recommended by those who have been there and started their own websites ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    16 Hilarious Home Remedies

    16 Hilarious Home Remedies
    Summertime. Most of us love it. Some of us are plagued with allergies, bug bites, bee stings, sunburns, and all the other joys that being outside in lovely weather bring with it. Just the other day at work I was involved in a conversation with fellow coworkers about holistic remedies for everyday summertime woes. Sure, I took note of some of ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Flu Overhyped? Some Say Officials 'Cried Swine'

    Flu Overhyped? Some Say Officials 'Cried Swine'
    CHICAGO — Did government health officials "cry swine" when they sounded the alarm on what looked like a threatening new flu? The so-far mild swine flu outbreak has many people saying all the talk about a devastating global epidemic was just fear-mongering hype. But that's not how public health officials see it, calling complacency the thing that keeps them up at ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios

    FDA Takes Issue with Cheerios
    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are scolding the maker of Cheerios, saying it made inappropriate claims about the popular cereal's ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration says in a warning letter to General Mills that language on the Cheerios box suggests the cereal is designed to prevent or treat heart disease. Regulators say that only ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What an Average American Woman Eats

    This graphic, from Visual Economics, breaks down the elements of our diet in pounds. The quantity of fruits and vegetables we eat is actually a little higher than I'd expect, though we still consume more sweets and sodium than we should. The chart also doesn't expose the extent to which corn goes into other foods. If you want to find ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk

    Heart Attacks More Common in Winter; Tips to Lower Your Risk
    You probably know from experience that winter brings a surge in colds and flu. But did you know winter is also the season for heart attacks? Frigid air causes blood vessels to constrict as the body tries to prevent heat loss, said Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold

    Nothing to Sneeze at — Decoding the Common Cold
    WASHINGTON – Scientists have unraveled the genetic code of the common cold — all 99 known strains of it, to be exact. But don't expect the feat to lead to a cure for the sniffling any time soon. It turns out that rhinoviruses are even more complicated than researchers originally thought. In fact, the genetic blueprints showed that you can catch ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says

    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says
    ATLANTA – Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Food Poisoning Strikes 1 in 4 Americans Each Year

    Food Poisoning Strikes 1 in 4 Americans Each Year
    ATLANTA – Next time you have a case of diarrhea that lasts a day or more, chances are better than 1 in 3 that it was food poisoning. As many as a quarter of Americans suffer a foodborne illness each year — though only a fraction of those cases get linked to high-profile outbreaks like the recent salmonella-peanut scare, according to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform

    Daschle to Oversee Obama's Health Care Reform
    CHICAGO — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to lead his effort to design an overhaul of the nation's health care system and shepherd it through Congress. Announcing his choice Thursday, Obama stressed the link between restoring the nation's dismal economy and making health coverage more affordable and accessible to Americans. "If we want to overcome ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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