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Insomnia

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Most Americans say they have frequent sleepless nights. In Your Health Minute, A new University of Pennsylvania study finds one in four Americans experience insomnia each year. The good news is the majority eventually recover good sleep. But 6 percent develop chronic insomnia meaning they often have trouble falling or staying asleep for more than three months.   21-percent of…

Exercise Prescribed for Cancer Survivor

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  Childhood cancer survivors prescribed exercise to improve life expectancy. In Your Health Minute, Exercise may lower the risk of death among adult survivors of childhood cancer. Researchers tracked over 15-thousand adults diagnosed with cancer before they were 21. Patients who did regular vigorous exercise had a significantly lower risk of early death than those who did little or no…

Men More Likely to Survive Certain Cancers

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Head and neck cancer more likely to kill women. In Your Health Minute, There appears to be a gender gap, when it comes to cancers of the head and neck. That’s according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente. Researchers found women with head and neck cancer are less likely to be treated with chemotherapy and radiation than men. Women…

Young People Dying from Injuries

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More young people are dying from their injuries. In Your Health Minute,   Injury related deaths are on the rise among kids and teens. That’s according to a new government report. It shows accidental deaths mostly from car crashes increased 13 percent between 2013 and 2016. Youth suicide rates also rose a whopping 56 percent. And the number of kids…

Married Couples Usually More Educated

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  Married couples tend to better off financially. In Your Health Minute A new government study is shedding light on unmarried couples who live together. Researchers found co-habitating men and women have less money and education than married couples. They are also more likely to have become sexually active at a young age. Many co-habitating couples said they they think…

Exercise Helps the Heart

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Regular exercise makes it less likely you will have a heart attack.   In Your Health Minute, New research from Johns Hopkins Medicine finds middle aged adults may lower their risk of heart failure by up to a third if they increase their exercise over 6 years. The same team found that risk could be higher for those who remain…

Sexual Identity Questions

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Patients more likely to talk with their doctors about their sexual questioins. In Your Health Minute,   Patients are more comfortable talking about their sexual identity, and want theirĀ  doctors to be comfortable also. Sexual and gender minorities have a higher risk for a number of health problems including smoking and increased alcohol consumption.   To help address these problems…

Yes, Yoga for Incontinence

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Yoga, not surgery for incontinence. In Your Health Minute, Yoga might benefit older women with urinary incontinence. Researchers followed a group of women who took a specialized yoga class with an emphasis on the pelvic area. After 18 months, they reported a 75 percent decrease in the frequency of their incontinence. Experts say other activities that improve muscle strength may…

Stroke Patients Encouraged to Get Rehab

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Too many stroke victims not going to rehab. In Your Health Minute, New research reveals few stroke survivors get outpatient rehab services. A study from Centers for Disease Control shows just 31 percent of stroke patients continue rehabilitation after leaving the hospital. Experts say these outpatient programs can improve health outcomes for patients and reduce the risk of another stroke.

Eat Well to Fight Breast Cancer

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Another reminder to eat healthy to fight breast cancer. In Your Health Minute, A low fat diet could improve the odds of survival for women with breast cancer. That’s according to a new study from City of Hope Medical Center in California. Researchers looked at the diets of over 17-hundred women before and after they were diagnosed with breast cancer….