• Listeria: The Unwanted BBQ Guest

    July 3

    It’s summer time! Break out the swimsuit, sunglasses, sandals and grill. Not only is summer peak season for backyard barbecues, it is also prime time for foodborne illnesses. Bacteria grow fast at warmer temperatures and ...
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  • Where Women Should Live

    July 1

    Women in New England and the western United States are doing better health-wise than women in many southern states, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research’s "Status of Women in the States: 2015" report. ...
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  • 10 Ways to Add More Joy to Your Day

    June 30

    Wouldn’t life be great if we could wake up daily in a joyful mood and move through the day without losing an ounce of that joy? OK, maybe we could lose an ounce or two, ...
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  • 8 Signs It’s Time to Break Up With Your Doctor

    June 30

    Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most intimate you will ever have, so shouldn’t you feel good about it? Read on for the signs that it’s time to find a new physician. ...
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  • Detroit Team Shrinks Breastfeeding Disparities

    June 29

    She faced one of health care's most persistent problems. Eleven years ago, when Paula Schreck, M.D., became director of breastfeeding support services at St. John Hospital and Medical Center here, she grew concerned about her ...
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  • Manage Your COPD

    June 29

    You may not be aware of it since heart disease and cancer get much of the spotlight, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death in the United States. ...
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  • California Votes to Limit Vaccination Exemptions

    June 29

    California lawmakers voted last Thursday to toughen the state’s current vaccinations law. The legislation, prompted by the Disneyland measles outbreak that began last December and sickened more than 100, once passed will make California the ...
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  • Can a Vitamin Cause Acne?

    June 26

    New research suggests excess amount of vitamin B12 may increase the likelihood some people will develop acne. "There are certain genes that could potentially influence whether people have acne breakouts or not," said study leader ...
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