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Study Suggests Marriage Is Good For The Heart

It seems that marriage is good for the heart, and not just in a romantic sense. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem, compared with singles, the divorced and widowed.

03/28/2014

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Study: Still A Clear Benefit To Mammography

The nation’s top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They’re revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There’s been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.

12/11/2013

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Health Watch: High Chair Injuries On The Rise

If you have a baby or toddler in the family, you know the importance of high chairs. But in Health Watch, a new study finds that high chair injuries are on the rise.

12/10/2013

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Prescription Drug Abuse No. 1 Cause Of Accidental Death

Abuse of prescription drugs may now be the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. That’s why the American College of Physicians is issuing new guidelines to educate both physicians and patients on the dangers of drug addiction.

12/09/2013

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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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