Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant or child. The American Heart Association provides these skills with new online …

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Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general's report, “Smoking and Health.” It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner

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Experts: Tougher anti-tobacco laws needed

Americans know cigarette smoking kills, but the Surgeon General’s report this year revealed how many different ways both direct as well as secondhand smoking cause harm. The current report

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Maine legislator saves her colleague’s life

Walking up the steps to the Maine State House, Rep. Helen Rankin turned to her colleague Rep. Linda Sanborn. “I feel it again right now,” Rankin said. It was the

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EPA highlights health impact of air pollution, urges action

Reducing air pollution to help prevent chronic diseases will grow more challenging and have a big impact unless aggressive, collaborative action is taken, said public health leaders who

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Like mother, like daughter – emotionally strong duo battle rare forms of heart disease

Keyota Cole was born with a hole in her heart and an abnormal valve. At 18 months old, she had her first open-heart surgery. Keyota underwent a second heart

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment

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Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor

Unhealthy fats — for decades a slippery slope in the American diet — are finally falling out of favor. The Food and Drug Administration ruled in November that partially

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Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But

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Siblings from struggling family jump at chance to help others

Nine-year-old Alexander Reese and his 8-year-old sister Anastasia Kenny have wanted to join their classmates in school fundraisers, but they just haven’t been able to help lately. It’s proven