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  • Body Adapts, Recovers From Occasional ‘Pigging Out,’ Study Finds

    Body Adapts, Recovers From Occasional ‘Pigging Out,’ Study Finds

    A new Australian study suggests that if you normally have a healthy lifestyle, you can relax and enjoy the feasts.

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  • Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    Do Adults Need a Measles Booster Shot?

    The high-risk groups of adults who should discuss measles vaccination with their doctor include international travelers, health care workers, and folks living in communities that are in the throes of an outbreak, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a media briefing last week.

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  • Weight Before Pregnancy Most Important to Risk for Complications

    TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important. The study found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy,

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  • AHA News: Could Adding Minerals to Drinking Water Fight High Blood Pressure?

    AHA News: Could Adding Minerals to Drinking Water Fight High Blood Pressure?

    If you have high blood pressure, chances are you’ve been told to cut back on salt. You might even be taking medication. These are good strategies, as nearly half of all adults in the United States work to keep hypertension at bay.
    What if there were an easier way to make sure nearly everyone took at least one small step toward reducing their blood pressure — every time they drank a glass of water?
    A new study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests adding calcium and magnesium to drinking water potentially could help lower blood pressure levels across the population.

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  • Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

    Health Tip: Understanding Kidney Stones

    (HealthDay News) — One in ten people will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives, says the National Kidney Foundation. Kidney stones are hard objects that are produced from chemicals in urine. Symptoms can range from lower back pain, bloody urine, vomiting or fever and chills. Possible causes of kidney stones are

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  • Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

    Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

    Memory loss is common, but should not be taken lightly, says Mayo Clinic. If you have difficulty remembering things, Mayo Clinic offers a few simple ways to sharpen your memory.

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  • Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

    Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

    (HealthDay News) — Feeling woozy or lightheaded is often rooted in a simple cause, says Harvard Medical School. Common reasons for faintness include: Dehydration. Medication side effects. Sudden drop in blood pressure. Low blood sugar. At its most serious, faintness could be a sign of heart attack or stroke. If you suspect you’re having a

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  • Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

    Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

    THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With so many heartburn medications available over the counter, it might be surprising to learn that heartburn itself isn’t a health condition, but rather a symptom of something else. First, be sure to distinguish it from indigestion, which is primarily an uncomfortable fullness after eating. With heartburn, there’s

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  • Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

    Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

    Richard McIntosh hadn’t had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life filled with Golden Retrievers.Now McIntosh, 59, of Cornelius, Ore., can’t imagine growing old without a dog or two by his side.

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  • Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

    Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast Cancer

    A new study may help resolve a longstanding debate around the impact of surgery for a common form of advanced breast cancer.

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