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  • Weight loss reduces health risks

    Obesity is a very real health problem in America. About two-thirds of Americans are overweight; 31 percent are considered obese, defined as having a b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Infant sleep machines could damage babies' hearing

    Some parents use "infant sleep machines" to mask environmental noises in busy households and help their babies sleep. But a new study finds these mach ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Medicare: Patients’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    In November 1997, President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry issued the Patients’ Bill of ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Stress can lead to chronic health problems

    Stress is a fact of life. Mindful handling of it is one of the keys to good health. “Some people are ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Medicare - What Are Parts A & B?

    Many seniors are aware that they will be, or already are, eligible for Medicare, the federal health insurance program for those 65 and older.  Medicar ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • School hearing tests do not detect noise exposure hearing loss

    School hearing tests cannot effectively detect adolescent high-frequency hearing loss, which is typically caused by loud noise exposure, according to ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Imbalanced hearing is more than a mild disability

    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Healt ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Headaches a sign of other physical problems

    While headaches are a common complaint, Dr. Zac Sheedy of Sycamore Integrated Health said they can be an indication of other physical problems.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:44 pm
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