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Lung Caner Treatment Differs Among Ethnic Groups

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  Elderly African Americans more likely to be refused treatment for lung cancer. In Your Health Minute, new research finds more than half of very elderly patients with stage three lung cancer do not get any treatment for their disease. Some healthcare providers think patients in their 80’s and 90’s might be too fragile. But, the Emory University study finds…

Boys, Toy Guns and Eye Injuries

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    Teen boys urged to wear safety glasses when using toy guns. In Your Health Minute, another nationwide children’s study looks at the growing number of kids injured by toy guns. Doctors say the rate of pediatric eye injuries associated with bb guns , pellet or paintball guns, rose by nearly 169  percent since 1990. Most of the injured…

Facial Exercises Work

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  Facial exercises really do work. In Your Health Minute, Finally exercising your facial muscles could help you look younger. Researchers at Northwestern University followed a group of middle aged women who learned and practiced 32 facial exercises. After 20 weeks the women had firmer skin and more toned faces with fuller upper and lower cheeks. Most importantly they were…

Fewer Young Teens Having Sex

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    9th and 10th graders waiting to have sex. In Your Health News A study from the CDC reveals fewer teens are having sex. New data shows 41-percent of high school students were sexually active in 2015 down from 47-percent in 2005. The decline was mostly due to declines among 9th and 10th graders as well as among Black…

Introducing Solid Foods to Babies

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When is it ok to give babies solid foods?   In Your Medical Minute, Many parents start infants on solid foods too soon, according to some nutritionists. Current guidelines recommend babies get breast milk or formula only for their first six months. But, a new government study finds more than half of infants are introduced to solid foods before that…

Soy, Broccoli and Kale

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      Changes in diet can help cancer patients. In Your Health Minute, a diet rich in soy, broccoli and kale may help reduce the side effects of breast cancer treatment. Many breast cancer survivors suffer from hot flashes, night sweats and other unpleasant symptoms. But a Georgetown University study found women who consumer more soy foods and cruciferous…

Pregnancy and Arthritis

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  If mom has arthritis children more likely to suffer with severe conditions. In Your Health Minute, New research from Denmark finds children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis, may be at risk for chronic illness. 25 years of data shows children whose mothers had arthritis were almost three times more likely to develop it themselves. They also has an…

Experts says Get Your Beauty Sleep

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  Experts say adults need 8 hours of sleep. In Your Health Minute, It’s  important to get your beauty rest , even during hectic times. A lack of sleep can leave you distracted , grouchy and unable to function. You are also more likely to overeat and get sick. Sleep experts recommend getting eight hours of shut-eye a night to…

Drink Lots of Water and Eat Healthy for Christmas

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If you don’t plan to eat healthy on Christmas you probably won’t. In Your Health Minute, It’s the most wonderful  and stressful time of the year. But there are some ways to stay physically and mentally healthy over the next few days. One of the biggest pitfalls of the holidays is overindulging in food and drink. When traveling to see…

Former Smokers Encouraged to Eat Well

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  Healthy eating can stave off the effects of smoking. In Your Health Minute, Former smokers may benefit by adding tomatoes and apples to their diets. Johns Hopkins researchers found the natural decline in lung function was slower among former smokers as long as they regularly consumed apples and tomatoes. The protective effect was found when study participants ate two…