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Adults with disabilities have higher rates of high blood pressure

More adults with disabilities have high blood pressure than adults without disabilities, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that 34 percent of adults with disabilities versus 27 percent without them had …

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Uninsured and black infants with severe heart defects face higher death risk

Among infants born with severe heart defects, uninsured newborns were three times more likely to die than privately insured newborns, according to a new study by the Centers

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Study backs guidelines: People with hypertension should get top number below 140

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what treatment guidelines currently recommend -- people with high blood pressure should get their top number below 140. Getting that top

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Vaccine manufacturing capacity to increase, FDA announces prior to flu season

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, U.S.-manufactured flu vaccine, which is expected to increase the domestic capacity for making shots by 50 million doses. Health officials

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Study suggests obesity disparities among races are poorly understood

The reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake and

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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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CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers

Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

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Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

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Dramatic drop in childhood obesity reported by CDC

The obesity rate in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent during the past decade,  according to research published Tuesday in the Journal  of the American Medical Association. The prevalence of