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Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition

Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition

WebMD Health News Feb. 20, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, in Pasadena, CA, will waive tuition for all 4 years for the school’s first five classes of students, the school announced Tuesday. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The private, nonprofit medical school, which is not affiliated with any university, has received initial accreditation […]

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U.S. Agencies Investigating Asbestos in Baby Powder

U.S. Agencies Investigating Asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over possible asbestos contamination of the company’s baby powder and other talc-based products. Latest Prevention & Wellness News In a securities filing, the company said it was “cooperating with these government inquiries and will be producing documents […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

(HealthDay News) — Vitamin B12 helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and assists in making DNA, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The agency provides this additional information: Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a wide range of animal foods and is added to some fortified […]

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Quad Marker Screening Test

Quad Marker Screening Test

What should you know about quad marker screening? What is the quad marker screening test? The quad marker screening test (quad screen) is a blood test administered in pregnancy, typically between the 15th and 20th weeks of gestation. Similar to the triple screen, the quad marker screen provides information about whether there is an increased […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted […]

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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that — for some women at least — acupuncture might bring relief. “Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do […]

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Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart’s own energy rather than batteries. Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat — usually because of a condition that slows your heart’s normal […]

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Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have you been neglecting your calves? Many people forget about these important muscles when doing strength training. These exercises will add definition and help protect against some lower leg injuries. Start with seated calf raises. Sit on a chair […]