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Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State

Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine in Washington State

Health clinics in Clark County, Washington are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination as people seek protection during an outbreak of the highly contagious virus. Latest Infectious Disease News State health department data show that orders for two types of measles vaccines in the county were nearly 500 percent higher in […]

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Getting the Most Benefit From Ab Exercises

Getting the Most Benefit From Ab Exercises

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Men and women alike want defined abs. But you don’t have to achieve a “six-pack” — the nickname for the three most visible pairs of abdominal muscles — to get the benefits of a stronger middle, needed to support […]

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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier

Continuous Glucose Monitors Make Managing Diabetes Easier

Latest Diabetes News SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Monitoring blood sugar is essential for many people with diabetes, but self-testing is a hassle. For some patients, using a continuous glucose monitor might be the solution. The monitors were originally designed for people with type 1 diabetes to keep track of their blood sugar […]

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How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

Latest Cold and Flu News SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. “I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying […]

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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels […]

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Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Optimism may be key to coping with chronic pain, claims a new study of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. And you don’t need to be a vet to benefit from a positive attitude, the research suggests. Among nearly […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

What are boils? Boils result from a localized skin infection. They start as a hard, tender lump that reddens. Eventually, the lump becomes filled with whitish or yellow pus, which comprises millions of dead white blood cells the body has deployed to fight the infection, bacteria, and proteins. The boil or abscess may burst and […]

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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. “We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the […]