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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 risk  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…

Smokers being Told to “Just Quit”

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Just quit. That’s the word from health experts to smokers who say they’re wanting to cut back. In Your Health Minute , even light smokers are at risk of serious health problem. A new British study finds smoking just one cigarette a day has a much higher risk of heart disease and stroke than expected about half the risk of…

Heart Patients are Urged to get a Flu Shot

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Heart patients suffer more when they get the flu.   In Your Health Minute, a new Canadian study confirms the importance of getting a flu vaccine especially for people with heart disease. Researchers found the chance of suffering a heart attack is six times higher within the first week of getting the flu. The risk was highest for older adults…

Short PTSD Treatment Programs More Effective

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Short treatment sessions more effective for treating PTSD.   In Your Health Minute, it often takes months to treat PTSD but, some patients may benefit from a shorter course of treatment. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania assigned a group of active duty military members to 10 therapy sessions over eight or two weeks. There was improvement in both groups…

Herbal Supplements Interfere With Prescription Meds

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Herbs are strong enough to interfere with prescription drugs. In Your Health Minute, another new study reveals the dangers of mixing prescription medications with certain herbal supplements. Experts say these products can interfere with the effectiveness of prescription drugs or cause dangerous side effects. Mmost of the problems were among patients taking warfarin of cholesterol lowering statins. These patients reported…