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Men Experience Heart Problems at a Younger Age

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  Doctors find men with heart fibrillations at a younger age than women.   In Your Health Minute, Men tend to develop heart problems including an irregular heartbeat earlier than women. A new German study finds the onset of atrial fibrillation jumped sharply in men after the age of 50 but, women after the age of 60. Researchers also found…

Why Some People Don’t Get Cancer Screenings

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People who work for smaller companies not as likely to get cancer screenings. In Your Health Minute…. People working for small companies are less likely to get regular cancer screenings. Researchers from the American Cancer Society looked at screening rates for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer. Workers at companies with fewer than 25 employees were less likely to be up…

Vitamin D Screens for Children

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Parents advised about giving Vitamin D to their children.   The A-A-P advises against routine vitamin D screening in otherwise healthy children. This includes overweight or obese kids who often have low vitamin d levels. Pediatricians say screening should be reserved for young children who have low levels of bone mass or have a history of broken bones. Vitamin D…

Minority Children Not Helped with Developmental Delays

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  Significant number of school children with developmental delays. In Your Health Minute, white children with developmental delays are more likely than minority children to get help with their language, motor or cognitive skills. Reseachers at the University of Colorado say fewer than 25 percent of minority children who are eligible for services use them.   Parents were asked why…

Men Say Bromances More Beneficial

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  Some men say they prefer bromances In Your Health Minute, young men might be getting more out of ‘bromances’ than their romantic relationships. Researchers interviewed 30 college students and found the men felt less judged by their close friends than by their girlfriend. They also said it was easier to resolve conflict and express their emotions with other guys….

More Americans are Now Obese

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  Health officials concerned about America’s growing rate of obesity.   In Your Health Minute , the latest on America’s obesity epidemic. New government data reveals nearly 40% of adults and 20% of American children were obese in 2016. Although that is a significant increase since 1999 there has been come progress. The rise in obesity has slowed over the…

Light Therapy Effective for Depression

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  Light can be an effective therapy. Exposure to bright light therapy may ease depression in people with bipolar disorder. The study at Northwestern Medicine included 46 patients. Those who spent up to 60 minutes during the midday hours in front of a bright light box had much lower levels of depression after six weeks. They were also more likely…

U-S Olympians Came Home From Rio Free of the Zika Virus

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  No US Olympians were infected with zika during the Rio games. In Your Health Minute, the zika virus caused tremendous concern for olympic athletes traveling to Rio De  Janeiro last summer . But a new study of 457 U-S athletes and staff finds none became infected while in Brazil. However, blood tests did show  about 7 percent did get…

Ebola Vaccine Safe and Effecctive

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  Vaccine trials successful.   In Your Health Minute, we might not be hearing much these days about ebola in the media but, researchers have been working hard on a vaccine for the deadly virus. It appears their efforts are paying off. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease reports two experimental ebola vaccines are safe. They were also…

It’s True. Relationships Affect the Heart.

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  Relationships can affect heart health, especially in men. In Your Health Minute, the ups and downs of marriage could be linked to heart disease in men. British researchers tracked changes in cardiovascular risk factors for over 600 married fathers. Men with relationships that were ‘improving’ were linked to lower levels of bad cholesterol and lower weight. But, men in…