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Begining To Exercise In Old Age Can Still Provide Health Benefits

Posted: 11/26/2013 - Research completed on 3,500 indviduals who were an average age of 64 found that those who were able to regularly work out at moderate or vigorous levels at least once a week were three to four times more likely to remain healthy while aging.

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9 Tips To A Thinner Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2013 - With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and even the Super Bowl fast approaching, most of us expect to gain a little weight this winter

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CDC: Two Million More Kids Diagnosed With ADHD Since 2004

Updated: 11/22/2013 - New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals an additional two million kids have attention attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared to stats collected nearly a decade earlier.

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Smokers Go Cold Turkey For A Free Turkey

Updated: 11/21/2013 - Smokers who handed over their cigarettes and lighters at the grocery store were rewarded with a full-sized, frozen turkey.

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Eating Nuts May Lead To Longer Life

Posted: 11/20/2013 - Researchers found hat people who ate nuts frequently over 30 years were less likely to die during the study period than those who skipped the high-protein snack.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A study of 567 middle-aged men between ages 35 and 65 that had out-of-hospital cardiac arrests found that 53 percent had symptoms up to a month before their heart stopped beating.

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Obese Pilots To Be Grounded If They Have Sleep Apnea

Posted: 11/20/2013 - A new medical bulletin released to aviation medical examiners by Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton says pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher will need to go for screening for sleep apnea.

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Midland Care Offering Free Memory Screenings Tuesday

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The National Memory Day Screening Initiative is offering confidential memory screenings at Midland Care Connection. Screenings will be held from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Midland Care's campus, 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka.

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Princeton Mulls Unapproved Meningitis Vaccine To Stop Campus Outbreak

Posted: 11/18/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration last week approved importing the vaccine Bexsero for possible use on the Princeton campus, where 6 students and a visitor have been diagnosed with a type B strain since March. The school is deciding whether to give it to students.

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Study Reveals High Rate Of Painkiller Prescription

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine on Nov. 13 shows that more than 50 percent of patients who did not undergo a surgical procedure were prescribed an opioid.

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Blue Cross, Kansas Commissioner Reviewing Health Care Change

Updated: 11/14/2013 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas said Thursday it's waiting for more federal guidance about Pres. Obama's decision to let insurance companies continue offering health plans that would otherwise be canceled.

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