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Vaccines: Not Just for Kids

Vaccines: Not Just for Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have children, you know how important it is to keep up with their immunization schedule. But getting vaccines and booster shots is vital throughout adulthood as well. The most common adult shot is the yearly flu vaccine, […]

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

REFERENCES: Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection: AARDVARC. GLBT Domestic Violence: Similarities and Differences. March 2007. Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection: AARDVARC. Warning signs of domestic violence. July 2007. Anda, R.F., C.L. Whitfield, V.J. Felitti, et al. “Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression.” Psychiatric […]

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Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, Libraries

Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, Libraries

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of parks, libraries and natural resources in the state where you reside might have a great deal to do with how happy you are. New research suggests that Americans who live where more money is spent on these “public goods” are happier […]

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Health Tip: Improve Your Emotional Wellness

Health Tip: Improve Your Emotional Wellness

(HealthDay News) — Having a positive outlook can boost your physical well-being, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Mental Health News Research has shown a link between an upbeat mental state and lower blood pressure, reduced risk for heart disease, healthier weight, better blood sugar levels and longer life, the agency says. Here […]

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Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola drug was effective against all strains of the deadly virus in laboratory animals, scientists say. Previous research typically took the “one bug, one drug” approach, said researcher Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. But […]

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Play It Safe With Winter Sports

Play It Safe With Winter Sports

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SUNDAY, Jan. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say. In 2017, U.S. emergency departments, doctors’ offices and clinics treated: 68,809 people for skiing-related injuries, 54,349 people […]

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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been infected with a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and […]