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  • Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: Study

    Head injuries from riding electric scooters without a helmet are on the rise, a new study reports. Between 2008 and 2017, nearly 32,000 injuries were estimated nationwide, according to a review of records in the Consumer Product...

    • Posted June 16, 2019
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  • A Healthy Baby Starts With a Healthy Mom

    Having a healthy baby starts before you get pregnant, Penn State doctors say. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, said Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the department of family and community...

    • Posted June 15, 2019
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  • A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity

    Kids who don’t drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study. About one-fifth of children fall into the no-water group. But...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • 5 Easy Ways to Cut Back Your Salt Intake

    About two-thirds of Americans have taken steps to cut back on salt, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation. This often starts with comparing labels and choosing foods — from soups to canned veggies — with...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Common Infant Vaccine May Also Shield Kids From Type 1 Diabetes

    Vaccinating against the common infant infection rotavirus not only cuts a child’s odds of getting sick, it might also prevent them from developing type 1 diabetes later in life, new research suggests. Infants who got all of...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • ‘Daddy-Do-Overs’: Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery

    A face-lift for Father’s Day, anyone? It could happen: A new report finds many more men are taking advantage of the same plastic surgeries that have long been associated with women. The midlife decision by men to...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession

    When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble. An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order called orthorexia nervosa. Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia — and...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea

    (HealthDay News) — Rosacea is a common skin disease that triggers symptoms from a red face to acne-like breakouts. Of the four types, each requires a different treatment, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Flare-ups can be...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

    (HealthDay News) — Swollen lymph nodes often occur after exposure to bacteria or viruses, says Mayo Clinic. Common triggers include: Strep throat. Measles. Ear infection. An abscessed tooth. Mononucleosis. Skin infection. To diagnose what might be causing...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: June 14, 2019

    More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: June 12, 2019

    More Women Should Be On Science Panels, NIH Head Says Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A New Facebook Feature Aims to Boost Blood Donations

    • Posted June 13, 2019
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  • Why You Should Try Rhubarb

    Despite its vibrant green and red stalks, rhubarb might be one of the most overlooked plants in the garden. An acquired taste, it looks like celery and has a tart tang, yet is used in many dessert...

    • Posted June 13, 2019
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  • How to Get the Jiggle Out: 3 Exercises to Tone Your Upper Arms

    Getting your upper arms in shape is a worthy ambition in any season, and the triceps are the muscles to target for a sleek look. Toning them can be a challenge, but the “triceps extension” and variations...

    • Posted June 13, 2019
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  • ‘Double-Edged Sword’: Lung Cancer Radiation Rx May Raise Heart Attack Risk

    Radiation treatment for lung cancer can help extend lives, but it might also raise a patient’s odds for heart attacks and heart failure, a new study shows. Many patients may have no choice but to accept the...

    • Posted June 13, 2019
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