Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Health News Updates 25 September 2012

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Eunuchs lived longer than other men: study “Castrated men — sometimes called eunuchs — in the old Korean dynasty lived much longer than other men, according to a new study.  The findings suggest that male sex hormones such as testosterone may … Continue reading

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Food for the Flood (and other emergencies)

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We are more than halfway through the hurricane season, still in the midst of the wildfire season, headed back into the flood and tornado seasons — see a pattern here?  Emergencies and natural and man-made disasters really have no time … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 21 September 2012

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Despite the risks, NFL leaves helmet choices in players’ hands: “In the National Football League, there are rules and restrictions on everything from how much white can show on a player’s socks to what sorts of sweat bands can be worn … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 19 September 2012

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Really? Adding milk to tea destroys its antioxidants  “Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins and other compounds, tea has been linked in a variety of studies to stronger immune … Continue reading

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Health News Update 17 September 2012

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Popular antibiotics may carry serious side effects: “Antibiotics are important drugs, often restoring health and even saving lives.  But like all drugs, they can have unwanted and serious side effects, some of which may not become apparent until many thousands of … Continue reading

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More Secrets of the ACA

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As promised, here are some more lesser known effects of the comprehensive Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, but most often, simply ACA): Workplace breastfeeding support! Joan Younger Meek is a physician and the head of the United States … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Other Parts of the ACA

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the massive — 2,700 pages! — healthcare reform law, must sometimes feel like a bit like Cinderella: an unwanted, misunderstood stepchild, blamed for everything bad, credited with nothing good.  Then again, others treat the legislation … Continue reading