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Americans Falling Short On Healthy Foods

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The government has challenged Americans to have at least 75% of the adult population eating the recommended amount of fruit and 50% eating the right amount of veggies by 2010. According to the latest data, just over 30% of American adults eat fruit two or more times a day and only 27% eat vegetables at least three times a day.

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MRSA Affecting More And More Healthy People

Updated: 03/15/2007 - MRSA is a type of staph-infection resistant to most antibiotics. Typically it does not get worse than a skin boil, but it can lead to severe problems and even death.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Updated: 03/14/2007 - You stare at the computer all day. After a while your eyes feel tired and dry your vision gets blurry and sometimes you get a headache.

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Long Computer Sessions may Increase Blood Clot Risk

Posted: 03/14/2007 - Those long hours at the computer could also put you at a higher risk for deadly blood clots, according to new research. Deep vein thrombosis can be fatal if part of the clot breaks off and blocks blood vessels in the lungs.

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HIdden Dangers of taking Sleeping Pills

Updated: 03/14/2007 - The FDA has received more than a dozen reports of people doing strange things… eating, cooking, or even driving after taking prescription sleep aids.

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Healing Brain Injuries

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are trying to fix injured brains.

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Can Older Men Father Healthy Children?

Updated: 03/13/2007 - New research suggests that age may have an impact on whether or not a man can father a child, and whether or not the baby will be born healthy.

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Generic Prescriptions at Low Prices

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Many people are switching pharmacies thanks to the four dollar generic drug program by large retailers

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Exercise for Memory Retention

Updated: 03/12/2007 - Health experts have long touted the benefits of hitting the gym or staying active.

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Second Opinions For Cancer Patients

Updated: 03/12/2007 - Cancer patients rely on their doctor to answer tough questions, but experts say you may get the best answer by asking more than one doctor. That is why hospitals across the country now make it easier for patients to get a second opinion.

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Mystery Disease Strikes Philadelphia Family

Updated: 03/12/2007 - A "mystery" disease has a Philadelphia family reaching out for help. One of their sons died from a genetic disease so rare that doctors do not even have a name for it.

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Hearing Implants No Longer Reserved For Worst Cases

Updated: 03/12/2007 - About 28-million Americans are hard of hearing. Hearing aids do not always help, and devices, like cochlear implants, are only reserved for the worst cases, until now.

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Female Athletes More Susceptible to Suffer Knee Injuries

Posted: 03/08/2007 - A small study from the Cleveland Clinic shows women tend to land from a jump with a more flexed ankle and more internal rotation in the knee. That extra motion seemed to make athletes more vulnerable to injuries.

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Over-the-Counter Pain Meds May Increase High Blood Pressure

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Researchers looked at more than 16,000 middle-aged men with no history of high blood pressure. And the doctors say the typical drugs such as aspirin and acetaminophen increased the risk for high blood pressure, or hypertension if they are used often.

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Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Obesity

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Bill Teneyck as always battled the bulge. He has suffered three heart attacks, and watched the numbers on the scale go up and down, like a yo-yo.

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CT-Scans Help Detect Early Stage Lung Cancer

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the US, in both men and women. CT-scans have been shown to detect lung cancer early and some hope it will decrease the number of deaths.

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Bad Tempers Linked to Heart Problems

Posted: 03/08/2007 - A recent study of adults over age 50 found those who had explosive tempers, also had more calcium build up in coronary arteries.

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Diabetes Sufferers Monitoring Their Glucose

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Nerve damage, kidney failure, vision loss, and amputations are a few of the complications people with diabetes face. The only way to avoid them is to keep blood sugar levels in complete control.

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Getting Infected by Food

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Last year, more people got sick from eating bad produce than seafood, beef and poultry combined.

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Parent-Child Sleep Connection

Updated: 03/07/2007 - This could come as little surprise for the parents out there, but a new study shows a child's sleep problems can become their parents sleep problems.

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Survey Shows Sleep Habits in Women

Updated: 03/06/2007 - A new survey from the National Sleep Foundation found 60% of American women say they are sleep deprived. The foundation's poll says "stay at home" moms top the list of sleepy women.

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