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6.1 Million Europeans Quit Smoking Thanks to Vaping

( - More than six million smokers in the European Union have quit smoking and more than nine million have reduced cigarette consumption with the use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:00:18 AM

News : National
Blood Lead Levels Higher After Switch to Flint River Water

( - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact that lead contamination in the Flint, Michigan water supply had on the blood lead levels of local children.

Jun 24, 2016 - 12:01:52 PM

Don’t Move With Moths

( - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Americans move to new homes every year. The next time you're among them, there's something you need to remember NOT to pack: gypsy moths.

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:08:51 AM

News : National
The Fourth of July: 2016

( - JUNE 22, 2016 - On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:30:58 PM

Smart Swimsuit

( - Helping women look and feel like the beautiful people they are may not sound like a typical business model but it's what's worked for one American company.

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:17:21 AM

News : National
WVU Medicine Adopts CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

( - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - WVU Medicine - West Virginia University Health System has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) opioid prescribing guidelines as part of the system's mission to improve the health of the state.

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:23:33 PM

News : National
AMA Adds New Tools to Combat Opioids

( - CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policies this week at its annual meeting to reverse the country’s opioid epidemic.

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:44:37 PM

How to Remove Unwanted Body Hair with At-Home Waxing

( - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 14, 2016) - With beach season just around the corner, you might be thinking about waxing to achieve a hair-free body before summer.

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:51:32 PM

News : National
Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

( - From its initial discovery in Ugandan forests nearly 70 years ago, Zika virus has emerged as a worldwide public health crisis, with active transmission in more than 40 countries in the Americas and Caribbean.

Jun 14, 2016 - 2:32:58 PM

News : National
Global Program To Help Millions Of Animals Living In World's Zoos And Aquariums

( - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, and the first to create historic protections for animals on farms and ranches....

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:34:00 PM

Botox’s Sweet Tooth Underlies Its Key Neuron-Targeting Mechanism

( - Newswise - Irvine, Calif. - The Botox toxin has a sweet tooth, and it's this craving for sugars - glycans, to be exact - that underlies its extreme ability target neuron cells in the body ... while giving researchers an approach to neutralize it.

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:21:46 PM

News : National
AMA Calls Gun Violence “A Public Health Crisis”

( - CHICAGO - In the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history and with more than 6,000 deaths already in 2016 from gun violence....

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:59:29 AM

Dallas Clinic Offers Human-Identical Hormones to Correct Imbalances

( - DALLAS, June 14, 2016  -- To treat the drop in energy, decreased sex drive and other debilitating symptoms of hormone imbalances, the Dallas Anti-Aging Institute offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, to its male and female patients.

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:29:58 AM

News : National
Gay Men's Health Crisis Condemns Terrorist Attack in Orlondo

( - New York, New York: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the world's first AIDS service organization, released the following statement on the massacre in Orlando, Florida at Pulse Night Club

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:04:17 AM

Behavioral Health Services with Free Online Assessments

( - Sunrise, Florida, June 10, 2016 - MDLIVE, today announced the launch of several new tools designed to help individuals evaluate their behavioral health needs.

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:31:19 PM

FastMed Becomes Largest Urgent Care to Offer Telemedicine Visits

( - DURHAM, NC - FastMed Urgent Care, is enhancing its healthcare services by partnering with leading telemedicine platform, TouchCare, to offer mobile video appointments to North Carolinians via smartphone or tablet.

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:58:19 AM

Consider Annuities For Dependable Retirement Income

( - More than 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 13 years.

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:19:21 AM

Taking Photos Increases Enjoyment of Most Activities

( - WASHINGTON -- While you might think photo-taking would detract from the enjoyment of everyday activities, research published by the American Psychological Association suggests that people who take photos of their experiences usually enjoy the events more than people who don't.

Jun 9, 2016 - 5:24:26 PM

News : National
Dr. Sanford Emery Named President of the American Orthopaedic Association

( - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sanford Emery, M.D., M.B.A., WVU Medicine orthopaedic surgeon, will be installed as the 129th president of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) at the organization’s Annual Meeting June 22-25 in Seattle.

Jun 9, 2016 - 4:50:05 PM

News : National
Traveling Abroad and Worried About the Zika Virus? Pack the Right Mosquito Repellent!

( - NEW YORK, NEW YORK - (June 9, 2016) - Many people will be setting off to travel abroad over the summer, but this year those trips come with a side of fear of the Zika virus.

Jun 9, 2016 - 9:00:51 AM

Pharmaceuticals in Streams May Come from Multiple Sources

( - Pharmaceuticals in surface water such as lakes and streams are a growing concern. They can cause developmental and other health issues in aquatic life.

Jun 8, 2016 - 10:28:20 AM

News : National
Death of Gorilla Sparks Much Bigger Questions Around Role of Zoos

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Plenty of debate, outrage and chatter ensued when a 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last month after a young boy fell into the animal's enclosure.

Jun 7, 2016 - 2:55:11 PM

Avoid Home Improvement Scams

( - While home repairs are a standard part of homeownership, they can open the door to scam artists seeking to prey on vulnerable older adults-but you can avoid being a target.

Jun 3, 2016 - 10:25:59 AM

Motivating The Remote Workforce

( - According to Global, 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce would like to telework at least part-time.

Jun 3, 2016 - 10:20:21 AM

News : National
National Trails Day Provides Unique Outdoor Opportunities

( - Golden, CO - With summer just getting under way, American Hiking Society has just the thing to get everyone out of the house and having fun:

Jun 2, 2016 - 9:56:40 AM

News : National
Tasmanian Devil at the San Diego Zoo Gets a Pacemaker

( -  A Tasmanian devil named Nick was released back into his exhibit at the Conrad Prebys Australian Outback this morning, having spent the last two weeks in an off-exhibit bedroom area.

Jun 2, 2016 - 7:05:06 AM

Program Reduces Urinary Tract Infections in Hospitals

( - A national project called the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)....

Jun 1, 2016 - 5:03:12 PM

News : National
Arkansas High School Wins 'Seat Belts Save Challenge'

( - ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2016   --   Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Arkansas has won the "Seat Belts Save Challenge," a nationwide competition organized by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) ....

Jun 1, 2016 - 12:33:51 PM

News : National
Fantastic Ideas to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home

( - It's Memorial Day and everyone is out of town except you and the kids. Sometimes days like this can drag on because the kids are out of school, bored and stuck at home.

May 30, 2016 - 8:11:33 PM

News : National
First Zika Virus Death Reported West Nile Virus

( - You can help protect your home from these mosquito-borne viruses. Zika has been declared a Public Health Emergency by the WHO. The CDC reports 426 cases in 44 states, with the active mosquito season just starting.

May 30, 2016 - 12:59:29 PM

News : National
Why Did Ringling Brothers Stop Using Elephants in its Circus Performances?

( - After enduring years of criticism from animal rights activists, Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, announced in March 2015 that it would phase out the use of endangered Asian elephants....

May 28, 2016 - 12:00:40 AM

News : National
Older Americans Month: May 2016

( - President Kennedy first celebrated older Americans by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month.

May 27, 2016 - 2:13:00 PM

Keys to Building and Maintaining Bone Strength

( - Osteoporosis is on the rise as 75 million baby boomers approach their golden years.

May 27, 2016 - 12:51:48 PM

Healthcare Gadget Revolution in the Age of Big Data

( - As the healthcare industry continues to grow big data collection becomes a more involved factor in healthcare data management and healthcare analytics.

May 26, 2016 - 12:32:51 PM

News : National
Patient Access to Physician Notes Is Gaining Momentum

( - Family physician Richard Martin, MD, sees many patients with chronic conditions. Among them is a man in his 80s who arrives prepped by Martin's notes from his last visit.

May 25, 2016 - 1:39:30 PM

Workplace Productivity with Use of Standing Desks

( - COLLEGE STATION, Texas - New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that standing desks may boost worker productivity, in addition to previously known benefits including helping burn more calories and fight obesity.

May 25, 2016 - 12:32:09 PM

New Safer Choice Cleaning and Sanitizing Products

( - Today, we unveiled a variety of new HygenX cleaning products formulated with a proprietary blend of non-toxic ingredients, free of alcohol and ammonia.

May 24, 2016 - 12:58:17 PM

Tackling a True Pain in the Neck: Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment

( - West Orange, NJ, May 24, 2016 - The old expression "a pain in the neck" takes on new significance when it's whiplash that's causing the problem.

May 24, 2016 - 10:03:20 AM

News : National
Fuel Prices for Memorial Holiday

( - AAA estimates that Americans have saved $18 billion on gas so far this year compared to the same period in 2015.

May 20, 2016 - 3:03:50 PM

News : National
A Century of Compassion: American Humane Association Celebrates 100 Years of Rescuing Animals from Disasters

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2016 - For 100 years, one name has been synonymous with animal rescue in this country and around the world: American Humane Association.

May 20, 2016 - 11:37:01 AM

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