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Featured Video: Stroke Awareness

American Stroke Association – Stroke Awareness Know The Warning Signs F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping – Does one side...
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From ‘I don’t want any part of Obamacare’ to ‘It’s a godsend’

Source: Daily Kos Last year, TIME published a massive special report, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, detailing just about everything that is wrong with the nation’s health care system. Central to that story were Stephanie and Sean Ricci, an Ohio couple with...
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Hospital admissions related to chemical spill in West Virginia doubled even after water declared safe

Source: RT News.com Despite recent declarations that the water in West Virginia is now safe to use, hospital admissions related to the Kanawha Valley chemical spill have doubled over the last week. About a week and a half ago, a chemical mixture used to wash coal – called “Crude...
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Weightlifting ‘cuts diabetes risk in women’

Source: BBC News Health.com Women who pump iron in the gym cut their risk of developing diabetes, say researchers. The findings come from a study that tracked the health of nearly 100,000 US nurses over a period of eight years. Lifting weights, doing press-ups or similar...
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Suicide Among Young Veterans Rising At Alarming Rate

Source: Huffington Post.com Upon returning to civilian life, young veterans are committing suicide at an alarmingly high rate — nearly three times that of active-duty troops. According to new data released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Thursday and obtained...
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Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Source: Post Bulletin.com Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result. Among the...
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