Dee Armstrong

Using Epinephrine

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Doctors wonder why adults are not using their epi-pens in emergencies. In Your Health Minute, A new study finds most adults with severe allergies don’t use their epinephrine as prescribed in emergencies. 89 percent of those surveyed said they filled their prescription for an epinephrine auto-injector. But, almost half said they didn’t have it with them during their most severe…

A Call for Better CPR Training

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  Experts say CPR training must be improved. In Your Health Minute, The American Heart Association says improving CPR training could save more lives. New research shows online and in person CPR courses are falling short. Many people never really master the technique or they forget what to do. That’s why experts suggest courses should offer shorter but more frequent…

Mastectomy Patients Prefer Their Own Tissue

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Researchers study mastectomy results. In Your Health News, Mastectomy patients who have breast reconstruction using their own tissue may be happier with the final product. That’s according to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. It showed women who used their own tissue were more satisfied with their breasts after two years than those who got implants….

Warning to Parents of Infants

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Warning to parents about non-dairy drinks for babies. In Your Health Minute, A warning for parents about giving infants non dairy drinks. A new French study finds replacing formulas or breast milk with soy, rice or almond based drinks could cause serious health problems. Non-dairy drinks were linked to weight problems, anemia, seizures and low vitamin-d levels when given before…

Depressed Pre-schoolers

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  Undisciplined pre-schoolers being diagnosed with depression. In Your Health Minute, As many as 300-thousand pre-schoolers have depression. A new study reveals an interactive therapy involving parents can help. The 18-week program was developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. Therapists coach parents on how to help young children identify and manage their emotions when they are stressed…

SNAP Users Diet Quality

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Food Stamps users tend to eat less healthier items like sugary beverages and candy. Americans who use food stamps … tend to have *less* healthy diets than others. A new Tufts University study looked at the food choices of people participating in government food assistance program — known as *SNAP*(supplemental nutrition assistance program). It showed the diet quality of SNAP…

Teenagers Who Lack Sleep Impacts Their Health

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  Kids who have electronics taken away from them before bedtime, it will not hurt their health. It’s a universal problem for parents… getting kids to go to bed on time… Especially teens who may protest putting electronics away. But a new study shows enforcing bedtime rules may be critical for your child’s health. Catie Beck explains why waking up…

Young Child Diagnosed With Tick Paralysis

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A mother orders parents to search for ticks on their children after finding one on her daughters scalp. A  Mississippi mother is urging other parents to check their children for ticks… after her daughter was diagnosed with tick paralysis. The mom — Jessica Griffin– said her otherwise healthy 5-year-old daughter, Kailyn, woke up one morning last week and could barely…

Unhealthy Eating At Work

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Employees eat more than one thousand calories per week at work due to vending machines.   There’s nothing better on a long work day … than free food! But those *small* treats… can add up to a *big* problem. A new government study looked at what people eat on the job. It showed employees eat more than *one-thousand* calories a…

Update On The Ebola Outbreak

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The WHO reports that there is good progress against the Ebola outbreak in Congo.   World Health Organization Chief says there’s good progress against the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Health officials in the DRC were cautious but optimistic as the pace of new Ebola cases have slowed down. WHO has vaccinated more than one thousand people…