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Apr 25th

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Blood pressure 101

Blood pressure 101High blood pressure or hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease with more than 30 percent of American adults affected by it. Men and women have a similar risk for developing high blood pressure but, after the onset of menopause, women are actually at a higher risk.
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Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don't forget about immunizations!Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect you and your family – get vaccinated.
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Toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other products

Toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other productsDear EarthTalk: What is being done to get toxic flame retardants out of children's furniture and other products? -- Mary Sweetland, Seminole, FL
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5 key facts about the Affordable Care Act for African Americans

5 key facts about the Affordable Care Act for African AmericansThe federal and state health insurance marketplaces will be open for the second round of enrollment from November 15, 2014, to February 15, 2015. For information on how to enroll, visit www.HealthCare.gov. The Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has helped millions of uninsured Americans—especially African Americans—gain affordable, high-quality health care coverage. As enrollment for 2015 coverage begins, here are five facts to keep in mind about the effects of the ACA on the African American community.
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...and we're off Insight2Health Challenge has begun

...and we're off Insight2Health Challenge has begunThe 5th Insight2Health Challenge (I2HC) kick off was thought-provoking, setting the foundation for a holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle.
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White House awards $625,000 to North Memorial Medical Center

White House awards $625,000 to North Memorial Medical Center(Washington D.C.) – Michael Botticelli, acting director of the Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country.
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Influenza and Sepsis: Mayo expert describes warning signs of severe sepsis, septic shock

Influenza and Sepsis: Mayo expert describes warning signs of severe sepsis, septic shockSepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and food poisoning; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal infections. Steve Peters, M.D., a pulmonary and critical care physician at Mayo Clinic and senior author of a recent sepsis overview in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, explains sepsis symptoms and risk factors, the difference between severe sepsis and septic shock, and how sepsis is typically treated:
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