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June 25, 2018

Tips and Tricks For Tick Prevention

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The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Stroudsburg says that many people have requested opossums to release into their yards. The popular program got started in 2016.

June 25, 2018

Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?

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A serving of salmon contains about 600 IUs of vitamin D, researchers say, and a cup of fortified milk around 100. Cereals and juices are sometimes fortified, too. Check the labels, researchers say, and aim for 600 IUs daily, or 800 if you

The jury's been out on whether low blood levels of vitamin D increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes.

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June 25, 2018

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

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There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.

June 18, 2018

Salmonella Risk Spurs Kellogg Honey Smacks Recall

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According to the CDC, 73 illnesses potentially tied to contaminated cereal have been reported across 31 states. Twenty-four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Illnesses have been reported from May 3 through May 28.

June 18, 2018

How Hunger Pangs Can Make Nice People 'Hangry'

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If you start to feel hangry, eat something!

For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to have a hangry response.

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June 18, 2018

Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

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Over one-third of Americans take at least one medication with depression as a potential side effect, a new study reports.

June 11, 2018

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

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Microbiologist John Jelesko has learned not to take any chances when he touches poison ivy.

The best way to treat poison ivy is to avoid touching it in the first place. But that's tricky, given the many faces the rash-inducing plant can have.

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June 11, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak That Sickened 60 Is Linked to Pre-Cut Melons

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Packages of cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mixed fruit were recalled in eight states when a salmonella outbreak sickened 60 people.

June 11, 2018

Slide show: Core-strength exercises with a fitness ball

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Want to improve your core strength? Check out this slide show of exercises you can do with a fitness ball.

June 04, 2018

Walk Briskly to a Longer Life

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The researchers also found that people seemed to cut their risk of dying early from heart disease by 24 percent by walking at an average pace and 21 percent by walking at a fast pace, compared with walking at a slow pace.

June 04, 2018

Get Screened Earlier For Colon Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

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Immunofluorescent light micrograph of human colon cancer cells, highlighting the nucleus of each cell in pink. U.S. doctors have been seeing an increase in colorectal cancer cases — and deaths — among people under age 50.

Noting a sharp rise in colorectal cancer among younger people, the American Cancer Society now suggests that healthy adults get their first screening five years earlier — at age 45.

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June 04, 2018

Personal Health: How to Increase Your Chances of Having a Long, Healthy Life

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The big factors in life expectancy: whether people smoke, what and how much they eat, and whether they abuse alcohol or drugs.

May 29, 2018

Your Tablet and Smartphone Is Ruining Your Sleep

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It wasn't just that light from electronic devices suppressed their secretion of melatonin, the sleep-regulating hormone, study author Jeanne Duffy said. Researchers expected that based on other studies.

May 29, 2018

Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

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Patients in the study had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs — on the average, $500 — when they visited a physical therapist first," says Bianca Frogner, a health economist at the University of Washington.

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

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May 29, 2018

Personal Health: How to Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

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You can protect yourself up to a point if you take proper precautions with the foods you purchase.


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