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Dec 18th

Health

Men's health and the environment

Men's health and the environmentDear EarthTalk: We often see and read reports about environmental threats to women's health, but aren't there also concerns about which men should be especially vigilant? -- Jay Walsh, Boston, MA
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Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obese

Mayo Clinic: BMI measurement may be missing 25 percent of children who could be considered obeseROCHESTER, Minn. — Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a normal BMI, which can be a serious concern for long-term health, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Pediatric Obesity.
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Seniors need extra care to beat the heat

Seniors need extra care to beat the heatSummer is fast approaching. The days will be long. Your grandchildren will be out of school. You will want to spend time outdoors enjoying barbecues and other activities that are part of this season.
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Over-the-phone hearing test offered free through the end of June

Over-the-phone hearing test offered free through the end of JuneAre Americans warming up to a free over-the-phone hearing test developed by Indiana University researchers and funded by a grant from NIH? Better yet, the test is being offered free through the end of June.
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Uncovering the truth behind nutritional studies

Uncovering the truth behind nutritional studies(Family Features) Do you often feel confused by the multitude of sensational nutrition studies in the media? When it comes to feeding your family, being able to break down the scientific research process to make informed nutrition choices is essential.
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Melt away the belly

Melt away the bellyLet's face it ladies...in the summer, we are surrounded with holidays that "require" us to eat bar-b-que, potato salad, soda wada and the works! What does that mean? – more FAT to have to deal with because what do we do for the holiday?
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Fight back against spring allergies

Fight back against spring allergiesThough the allergy season in the District area began late this spring, it has is already shaping into a particularly uncomfortable one. And if recent findings from the Landover, Md.-based Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America are any indication, things could become increasingly worse area residents.
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