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      • How to Help a Baby Recover from RSV
        By the time a child reaches the age of 2, he has probably had an RSV infection at least once, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Respiratory syncytial virus includes many of the symptoms of the common cold, but infants can e…
        - 15 Mar 13, 7:32pm -
      • How to Keep a Child From Spitting Out Medicine
        Few things in life are as frustrating and worrisome as watching your child spit out the medicine you gave her to help lower her fever, stop her terrible cough and just make her better. Most parents have been in the same situation, and it never ceases…
        - 14 Mar 13, 4:34pm -
      • Places for Troubled Kids Near Johnson County, Kansas
        Kids often face difficulties that are not easily solved at home. Johnson County is mostly suburban and is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Within it are several places that aim to help troubled kids and their families. Each facility ha…
        - 12 Mar 13, 5:58pm -
      • Kidneys & B12
        Vitamin B-12 is a large molecule involved in many bodily processes, such as blood cell production and nervous system function. Your kidneys are involved in absorbing B-12 and other vitamins, which prevents them from escaping via urination. Diseased a…
        - 10 Mar 13, 4:38pm -
      • Selenium & Irregular Heartbeats
        Selenium is referred to as an essential trace mineral because it’s only needed by your body in small amounts on a regular basis. It works as an antioxidant and is needed for the healthy functioning of your thyroid gland and immune system. Chronic s…
        - 7 Mar 13, 3:23pm -
      • What Not to Wear for Men's Workouts
        A good workout includes lots of movement and cardio exercise. This means you'll be stretching, bending, twisting, getting warm and hopefully breaking a sweat. If you are starting an exercise program, know that there are clothes, shoes and accessori…
        - 6 Mar 13, 6:25pm -
      • Excessive Gas in Kids After Eating Yogurt
        Gas is uncomfortable for toddlers and preschoolers, and as a mom you'd probably do anything to make your little one feel better. Some gas is just a way of life and is likely a cause of bemusement for your child. However, excessive gas could be linked…
        - 28 Feb 13, 12:09pm -
      • What Kind of Swimsuit Should a Woman With Big Arms Wear?
        Swimsuit shopping can be an intimidating task for women with post-winter arms that have been hibernating beneath chunky sweaters. Once you find a style that flatters and takes the focus away from big arms, you'll no doubt be hitting the beach without…
        - 27 Feb 13, 6:26pm -
      • High Blood Pressure & Heart Problems in Women
        Heart attacks, strokes and congestive heart failure were once considered "men's diseases." But just as it does in men, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more women than any other disease. Although many factors can heighten a woman’s risk…
        - 26 Feb 13, 2:33pm -
      • Hazards to Unvaccinated Children
        An immunization schedule is perhaps one of the most important health interventions in the last 100 years, according to the journal "Pediatrics." When parents follow the immunization schedule, they drastically reduce their child's risk of contracting…
        - 26 Feb 13, 12:39pm -
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        • newCOVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

          COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

          A study found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to others for the week of May 25.
          - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:24pm -
        • newMany Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

          Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

          The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community spread there is or whether hospital capacity is being reached.
          - 11 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 4:05pm -
        • newTrial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

          Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

          Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders -- a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots.
          - 12 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:06pm -
        • newHomemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

          Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

          The team tested breathability and droplet-blocking of 11 common household fabrics. The fabrics ranged from new and used garments, quilted cloths, bedsheets and dishcloths.
          - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:40pm -
        • newCOVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.

          COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S.

          Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to a staggering 200,000.
          - 14 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 1:11pm -
        • newBlack Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine

          Black Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine

          The National Medical Association, an association of black doctors, is creating its own independent task force to review decisions about potential COVID-19 vaccines.
          - 15 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 12:36pm -
        • Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

          Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

          A new study found that serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) triggered by peanuts jumped 85% when kids were trick or treating.
          - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:27pm -
        • Potential COVID Drug May Raise Heart Risk: Study

          Potential COVID Drug May Raise Heart Risk: Study

          The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase the risk of heart problems.
          - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:23pm -
        • Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

          Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

          Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hours a night. The ideal amount? Seven hours a night.
          - 1 day ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:04pm -
        • EPA Adds to List of Coronavirus-Fighting Cleaners

          EPA Adds to List of Coronavirus-Fighting Cleaners

          Original Pine-Sol was proven effective against the coronavirus after 10 minutes, the EPA says. It joins other Clorox-brand products as well as several from Lysol on the EPA-approved list.
          - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 3:09pm -
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