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Chest Pain is always A Reason To Go To The ER

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Rural Americans at more peril than urban residents

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cdc logoA new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than...

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Mental distress nay be more harmful than chronic illness

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ThinkstockPhotos 501650894 1It's important to understand the perceived wellbeing of patients...

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Do you expect to die in debt?

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FDA issues warning about teething products

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FDA logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children....

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Adequate sleep, normal patterns maintain brain health

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If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the  Read more...

More than a quarter of adults 50+ get little physical activity

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cdc logoDespite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are inactive – that is, they are not physically active beyond the basic movements needed for daily life activities....

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Area hospitals want visits limited because of flu

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cdc logoBecause of an increase in flu cases Peoria-area hospitals want the public to voluntarily limit visits to patients.

In a joint news release, OSF Saint Francis...

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Pregnant women can lower risk of birth defects with flu shot, March of Dimes says

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marchofdimes logoGetting sick with the flu early in pregnancy makes you twice as...

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Stay out of the emergency room this Thanksgiving

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carving turkeyThanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation's emergency...

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Check safety factors before taking OTC pain relievers

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Many consumers don’t pay attention to safety factors when choosing...

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CDC: Potentially preventable deaths on the decline

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cdc logoThe number of potentially preventable deaths – premature deaths that could have been avoided – declined...

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Study shows neighborhood environment can lead to weight issues in teens, young adults

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scaleA new Kaiser Permanente study found an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese among...

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Tobacco linked to 40% of cancers diagnosed in U.S.

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ThinkstockPhotos 122553392Forty percent of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. may have a link to tobacco use, according...

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Wearables users say accuracy most important feature

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wearablesA recent national survey on wearable technology devices ("wearables") revealed that consumers consider accuracy the...

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Drug-Resistant Fungus Spreading in U.S., Warns Physicians Group

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What's the reason for the strong chemical smell of a pool? You sure you want to know?

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 Kid Swimming PoolAs Americans jump into another fun-filled summer of swimming, a new survey finds that most don't...

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Diabetes Association upgrades activity recommendations

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diabetes logoThe American Diabetes Association this week said it now recommends more daily exercise for everyone with...

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Prepare for extreme heat

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americas prepareathon for extreme heat 4 512X2882015 was the second of two back-to-back years of record heat, and 2016 looks...

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CDC reports decrease in breast cancer death rates

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cdc logoBreast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Knowing dog's body language may prevent bites

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With 4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs annually, a record number of attacks on letter carriers and soaring insurance claims, it is clear that dog bites cut deep.

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