Dee Armstrong

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Raw Cookie Dough and E-Coli

  In Your Health Minute, raw cookie dough is making children and adults sick. Just last year, the FDA investigated an outbreak of E-Coli infections caused…

Steroid Injections can Cause Bone Death

  In Your Health Minute, steroid injections to relieve hip pain may increase the risk of bone death and collapse. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital reviewed…

Married People Have Lower Risk of Dementia

    In Your Health Minute, marriage might lower your risk of developing dementia. Data from over 800 thousand adults shows lifelong singletons were 42-percent more likely to develop dementia than…

Researchers Link Diabetes to Cancer

  In Your Health Minute, Diabetes and obesity are responsible for nearly 800 thousand cancers worldwide. British researchers looked at cancer data from 175 countries in 2012.…

Friendship is Good Medicine

In Your Health Minute today, friendship and having strong social relationships could help people survive cancer. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston followed…

Arthritis is More Common Than Predicted

In Your Health Minute, arthritis is much more common among Americans than previously thought. Researchers at Boston University say current estimates are only based on doctor diagnosed arthritis. But when they…

Tap Water : the Good and the Bad

In Your Health Minute, New research reveals potential benefits and harms to kids and teens who drink tap water. A University of North Carolina study found children who drank…

Hand and Wrist Injuries Common in High School

  In Your Health Minute,   Hand and wrist injuries can sideline high school athletes from the field and their schoolwork. About eight percent of high school sports…

Surviving Cancer and PTSD

  Many cancer survivors suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Scientists from the National University of Malaysia studied nearly 500 adults with some form of  cancer. About one in five…

Holidays Might be Too Much for Grandma

  In Your Health Minute today,  As we head into the holiday season remember to take special care of Grandma and your other  elderly loved ones like…

Plain Water Best Baths for Eczema

In Your Health Minute, Bathing in plain water can help treat the symptoms of eczema. Dermatologists sometimes recommend adding a small amount of bleach to the bathtub to reduce…

Fathers Depression Passed Down To Teens

  A new study suggests teens whose fathers have depression are more likely to have symptoms themselves. Previous research has shown a link between depression…

Teens Still Drink Sugary Beverages

  Another Harvard study reveals Americans are drinking fewer sugary beverages. Researchers found the consumption of sweeetened drinks dropped by 11 percent 20 percent between 2003 and…

Type Two Diabetes and Breast Cancer in African American Women

In  Your Health Minute , African American women with type two diabetes may be at a greater risk for a form of breast cancer. Researchers from Boston University studied nearly 60 thousand black women. Those with type two diabetes were…

Air Pollution Could Cause Bone Loss

  Exposure to air pollution might increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. A new Columbia University study followed over 600 adults living in…

Sleep Apnea Linked to Alzheimer's

  In Your Health Minute, sleep apnea may increase the risk of alzheimer's disease. Researchers form New York University followed over 200 healthy older adults. They found…

Why Not All Burn Wounds Heal the Same

      When a burn occurs can affect how quickly your body is able to heal the wound. A new British study found burn injuries that happened…

Lupus Patients Should Screen for Early Onset Dementia

  New research reveals lupus is linked with an increased risk of dementia. Scientists in Israel followed nearly 5-thousand patients with lupus, an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. They…

Aromatherapy Works

    A new study finds aromatherapy might help patients relax before surgery. 100 surgical patients received inhalation lavender aromatherapy or standard nursing care while in the pre-op…

IVF Births Come With More Complications

  An increase in chronic illness among young women is putting more mothers and babies at risk. In Vitro Fertilization may increase the risk of pre-term birth. Data from over 60…

Doctors Not Following Their Own Advice

  A new survey suggests doctors are not heeding their own advice when they get sick. Four in ten healthcare workers who came down with the flu…

New Treatment for Alzheimer's

  In Your Health Minute, this could be the beginning of a new therapy for alzheimer's patients. Scientists at Stanford University experimented with infusing blood plasma of young…

A History of Kidney Stones Bad for Pregnant Women

    Women with a history of kidney stones may face certain complications during pregnancy. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found kidney stones were linked to an increased…

Some Acid Reflux Meds can Cause Health Problems

In Your Health Minute, researchers in Hong Kong followed over 60-thousand adults being treated for acid reflux. Patients taking proton pump inhibitors had double the risk of developing stomach cancer…

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND DRIVING

  In Your Health Minute, many people are not aware that some prescription drugs can impair their ability…

Cash is a Major Incentive to Quit Smoking

  In Your Health Minute,  cash might be more powerful than nicotine. Researchers from Boston Medical Center developed a personalized intervention to help smokers kick the habit. Along with counseling and nicotine replacement, they provided a financial reward for quitting.…

Are You Taking an Aspirin a Day?

  In Your Health Minute,  a new study compared patients who had been prescribed aspirin for at least six months with non aspirin users. The aspirin group was significantly…

Regular Bursts of Vigorous Exercise to Lose Weight

In Your Health Minute, a new study of more than 4 thousand fitness professionals finds a majority recommend high intensity interval exercises for weight loss. High intensity interval training is…