All posts by HealthCast

  • A Parent’s Guide to Managing Kids’ Asthma During the Fall

    SATURDAY, Oct. 12, 2019Fall can be a challenging time of the year for kids with asthma, an expert says. “Although asthma can flare up for a number of reasons, a lot of people with allergies also have...

    • Posted October 12, 2019
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  • Exercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of Chemo

    Chemotherapy can be hard on the heart, but an individualized exercise program may mitigate some of that damage, new research suggests. Heart problems are a common side effect in patients with cancer because cancer treatments can impair...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Hurricanes Raise Death Risk for Older Diabetics, Even Years Later

    Hurricanes can harm anyone in their path, but new research suggests that seniors with diabetes face a 40% increased risk of dying within the first month after a storm hits. It’s not just the first month they...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • The Surprising Benefits of Weight Training

    The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can — and want to — get very developed, for most people the result...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Farm-to-Table Movement Goes to School

    There’s a healthy new twist in the farm-to-table movement: Getting farm-fresh food to school lunchrooms and even having students grow their own crops as part of learning. Colorado was a pioneer in passing the “Farm-to-School Healthy Kids...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2019

    U.S. Government Urges Caution When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers Royal Couples Add Voices to Mental Health PSA Washington State Bans Flavored Vaping Products

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Practicing Motorcycle Safety

    (HealthDay News) — More than 5,000 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2017 alone, says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To stay safer on the road, the agency encourages motorcyclists to: Practice operating your motorcycle...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Choking First Aid

    (HealthDay News) — Thousands of Americans die each year from choking. The American Red Cross describes first aid to help prevent this type of death: Give five back blows. To do so, bend the person forward at...

    • Posted October 11, 2019
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  • Lack of Sleep May Cause Thinking Declines in Hispanics

    If you’re Hispanic and missing out on needed sleep, a new study suggests that could make you more prone to memory problems and possibly Alzheimer’s disease. “This finding is particularly important because Hispanics have a significantly higher...

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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  • Barley: A Tasty Alternative to Rice

    Looking for a simple yet delicious way to enjoy whole grains? Start with nutritious, easy-to-cook barley, a great swap for processed grains like white rice. When shopping, choose hulled barley instead of pearl. Hulled barley retains more...

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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  • Pain Relief: When to Use Cold, When to Use Heat

    Sore from a workout? You don’t have to reach for pain relief medicine when ice or heat will help. But when should you go cold and when should you go warm? Ice is the go-to therapy when...

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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  • Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds

    THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019America’s child obesity epidemic shows no signs of shrinking. About 4.8 million American kids aged 10 to 17 — just over 15% — were obese in 2017-2018, according to a new report. “These new...

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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  • Tying the Knot Is Tied to Longer Life Span, New Data Shows

    Married folks not only live longer than singles, but the longevity gap between the two groups is growing, U.S. government health statisticians report. The age-adjusted death rate for the married declined by 7% between 2010 and 2017,...

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2019

    Washington State Bans Flavored Vaping Products Pet Turtles Linked to Salmonella Outbreak: CDC NYC Sues Flavored Online E-Cigarette Sellers Teens Share Vaping Experiences With Melania Trump Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to be Revised

    • Posted October 10, 2019
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