1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — Interruptions in inpatient rehabilitation occur for some stroke survivors and patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, a new study finds.
But at least one-tenth of these treatment breaks could be prevented, resulting…
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It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — Fried foods and free-flowing beer may be the norm at many football or tailgate parties, but the American Heart Association (AHA) says there are many healthier options.
When it comes to meats for the grill, they recommend…
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Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — Smoking bans may help reduce smoking among young American men, a new study finds.
Researchers examined data from more than 4,300 people in 487 cities nationwide who were interviewed annually between 2004 and 2011 when they…
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Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — When her mother was diagnosed with heart failure, the award-winning singer and actress Queen Latifah was shocked.
Her mom, Rita Owens, was a New Jersey high school teacher only in her early 50s. But after she passed out at…
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More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.
Roughly one in every five American health care workers skips the yearly vaccination, and in some facilities that number…
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'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — A weight-loss therapy that focuses on personal values and “mindful” decision-making may help people shed more pounds, a new clinical trial suggests.
Over one year, people who received the therapy lost more than 13 percent…
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A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 — The language doctors use when recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can influence whether parents will have their children immunized, a new study finds.
HPV causes most cases of cervical cancer and a large…
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