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Most Pregnant Women can Check Their Own Blood Pressure

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    Most pregnant women can do a good job of monitoring their blood pressure at home. In Your Health Minute, Another British study suggests pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home. Researchers followed over 100 women who were taught how to track their blood pressure using a doctor-issued machine. They had no higher risk…

Exercising Before School Improves Grades

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  Children who exercise first thing in the morning tend to make better grades and gain less weight. In Your Health Minute, Getting the kids up a little early to exercise can help get their grades up and their weight down. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital studied elementary and middle school students who took part in a before school exercise…

Reasons Some Doctors Decide to Induce Labor

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  New research into the benefits of induced labor.   Researchers tracked over six thousand first time healthy moms who were either induced or waited for natural labor. The induced women were less likely to have a c-section and had a lower risk of developing pre-eclampsia Current guidelines recommend against inducement for no medical reason, but, it has become more…

Dogs More Likely to Bite You if You’re Nervous

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Dog sense when you’re nervous. In Your Health Minute, Your personality could put you at risk of being bitten by a dog. A British study of nearly 700 people found those with a nervous disposition were more likely to be nipped. In fact, people were the most anxious, had a 23-percent higher risk of getting bitten by a dog than…

How Much Do You Know About CPR?

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  Most Americans don’t know CPR.   In Your Health Minute, most of us are not prepared to help in a heart health emergency. That’s according to a new report from the Cleveland Clinic. About half of people surveyed said they knew cpr, but, only one in six actually knew to only do chest compressions , with no breaths on…

Kidney Donors Face Long Term Health Problems

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Long term but not life threatening health problems after donating a kidney. In Your Minute, People who donate a kidney may be at risk for some long-term health problems. Researchers in England followed over 100-thousand living kidney donors. Over time, donors had a higher riskĀ  of high blood pressure and poor kidney function than non-donors. Female donors were twice as…

Want to Get Pregnant, Eat Good Foods

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Women who eat healthy are most likely to become pregnant.   In Your Health Minute….A new Greek study reveals the importance of a healthy diet for women attempting in vitro fertilization. Researchers surveyed over 200 women about their eating habits in the six months before undergoing fertility treatments. Women who ate a mediterranean diet, rich in fruits , vegetables ,…

Stroke Patients Not Getting Rehab

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  Researchers find many stroke victims don’t follow up with rehab.   In Your Health Minute, many stroke survivors don’t get rehab services after leaving the hospital. A new study found only a third of stroke patients referred to outpatient rehab received services. And less than half of those referred to home based programs received rehabilitation. Experts say cost is…

American Teens are Sleep Deprived

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    American teens suffering from lack of sleep. In Your Health News, a separate study reveals most teens are not getting enough sleep. New data from the CDC shows nearly 58 percent of middle schoolers and 73 percent of high school students don’t get the recommended hours of sleep. Research has shown sleep deprivation can increase the risk of…

Benefits and Consequences of C-Sections

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C-Sections have their benefits and consequences. In Your Health Minute, more women are having c-sections. Researchers in the U-K assessed the long term risks and benefits from nearly 30 million births. C-sections associated with a lower risk of incontinence and pelvic problems. But, were linked to a higher risk of future miscarriage and birth complications. Children delivered by c-section were…