All posts by HealthCast

  • How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One

    Even if you love your job, your workspace might not love you back. Because people may spend 40 or more hours on the job, often at a desk, all that exposure to less-than-inspiring surroundings can negatively influence...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Asparagus: A Tasty Spring Veggie That Boosts Gut Health

    Asparagus is a great spring vegetable that can be a tasty side dish or the starring ingredient in a main course like risotto. And it’s more than just delicious — asparagus is great for digestive health, too....

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Strict Blood Pressure Limits for Kids Tied to Heart Health Later

    Tighter high blood pressure guidelines for children might better spot those at risk for heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests. Compared to 2004 guidelines, the updated 2017 guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics increased...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

    Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is on the rise, new research shows. Pain is common among cancer...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Many Teens Don’t Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

    As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don’t understand the amount of addictive nicotine they’re inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes,...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

    The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found two factors appeared to be behind a majority of infant deaths by...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: April 22, 2019

    FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • 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...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Improving Your Memory

    (HealthDay News) — 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: Stay physically and mentally...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly

    Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs when narrowing of the aortic valve opening prevents blood from the...

    • Posted April 20, 2019
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  • Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

    Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking space. Try these three stretches to help keep your upper body agile....

    • Posted April 19, 2019
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  • Fennel: A Food Lover’s Dream Ingredient

    You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragrant bulb that can be a food lover’s dream ingredient, because it has a refreshing taste,...

    • Posted April 19, 2019
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  • Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking

    Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Over one year, that small decline in smoking and its associated...

    • Posted April 19, 2019
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  • Health Highlights: April 19, 2019

    Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic Bill Would Raise U.S. Minimum Age for Tobacco to 21 Wash. State Employees Poised to Be First in U.S. to Get Long-Term Care Benefit

    • Posted April 19, 2019
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