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Health Watch: The New 4-Strain Flu Vaccine

Doctors hope a new four-strain flu vaccine will mean fewer people getting sick this season.

09/09/2013

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Identifying Kids Who Would Benefit From Ear Tubes

Ear tubes are the No. 1 reason children get surgery in the United States. Until now, there were no guidelines to help doctors identify who should get the procedure — and who shouldn’t.

07/01/2013

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Pediatricians: Hold Off On Antibiotics For Sinus Infections

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections. Many infections develop after a cold, with symptoms including a cough, green or yellow nasal discharge and sometimes fever. Doctors previously prescribed antibiotics for all children diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection that lasted seven to 10 days.

06/24/2013

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Study: Red Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

New research shows that if you have a lot of red meat in your diet it could increase your risk of type-2 diabetes. A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine says researchers followed more than 100,000 people for four years. People who ate half a serving less of red meat a day reduced their risk of diabetes by 14 percent. But those who added a half serving increased their diabetes risk nearly 50 percent.

06/17/2013

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Health Watch: A Little Baby Formula Could Help Breastfeeding

Mothers who want to successfully breastfeed are usually urged to avoid any formula. But a new study shows giving a little formula to some newborns may actually help moms keep breastfeeding.

05/13/2013

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Study: 8 Million Americans Could Have Heart Disease By 2030

In today’s Health Watch, heart failure is going to become a much bigger problem, and a bigger burden, on our health system in the coming years.

04/24/2013

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New Research, Task Force Differ Over Mammogram Age

New research shows younger women are still getting mammograms even though a federal task force recommends differently.

04/19/2013

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Health Watch: Heart Warning For Popular ‘Z-Pak’

There’s new warning about a popular antibiotic you might have taken.

03/12/2013

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Health Watch: Promising ‘Combo Inhaler’ For Asthma Patients

Nine people die from asthma each day in the U.S. Now, a new study looks at patients who have trouble controlling their condition and suggests possibly changing the way doctors treat them.

03/06/2013

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Study: Americans Need To Put Down The Salt Shaker

A new study out today confirms what we’ve known for some time, Americans need to put down the salt shaker.

02/11/2013

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Alzheimer’s Rates Expected To Triple By 2050

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next few decades.

02/06/2013

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Study: Lumpectomy, Radiation To Treat Breast Cancer Is Better

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, choosing a course of treatment can be difficult.

01/28/2013

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Health Watch: More Women Smokers Dying Of Lung Cancer

Female smokers are now dying from lung cancer and lung disease far more often than they were several decades ago.

01/23/2013

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FDA Orders Makers Of Sleeping Pills To Cut Dosage For Women

In today’s Health Watch, the FDA is ordering the makers of Ambien and and other sleeping pills to slash the dosage in half for women.

01/10/2013

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Health Watch: Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk

Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, published in the journal Neurology, finds there may be some big health benefits to eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods.

10/08/2012

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