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Local medical centers recognized in improving infant health

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Five Covenant Health hospitals that offer obstetrics services are recognized by the Tennessee Hospital Association for reducing the number of babies born between 37 and 39 weeks, increasing chances for better lifelong health.

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Stress does give you more headaches

Posted: 02/19/2014 - A new study showed that people who have more headaches are also more likely to have high levels of stress. The study's authors say headache sufferers may want to learn some stress management techniques like deep breathing.

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"Lethal" drinking game sweeping social media

Posted: 02/18/2014 - What started for some as fun has turned deadly; at least five men aged under 30 have died after drinking deadly cocktails. Now health professionals are warning young people of the risks of consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short time.

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5 fitness apps that actually get results

Posted: 02/18/2014 - Getting fit no longer requires a pencil-and-paper workout plan or a hardback diet book. The latest apps can aid your fitness goals through interactive features, instant stats and tips, and GPS technology, as well as inspiration of the monetary variety.

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How many calories do Olympic athletes burn?

Posted: 02/18/2014 - The only thing I don't like about the Olympics is that it keeps me glued to the television for a good two weeks, because yes, I'm a junkie. And while I'm on the couch vegging out, the athletes I'm watching are burning some serious calories.

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Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys

Posted: 02/17/2014 - A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop major depression later in life, according to new research.

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Bullying linked to health effects

Posted: 02/17/2014 - Bullying can have a lasting effect on a child’s well-being especially if it persists over time, a new study shows.

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One-third of cat bite victims end up in hospital

Posted: 02/13/2014 - Cats might be cuddly, but their love nibbles can be a serious health matter. A study published in the February issue of The Journal of Hand Surgery showed that 30 percent of patients who had a cat bite on hand ended up staying in a hospital for more than three days on average.

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Winter temperatures linked to stroke hospitilizations

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The recent blast of snow and cold weather is posing safety risks for millions of Americans, but could it also be harming their health? New research suggests people may be more likely to suffer strokes when temperatures drop and air moisture rises.

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Do annual mammograms save lives? Study says no

Posted: 02/12/2014 - A controversial new study has found that annual mammograms may not help reduce breast cancer deaths and may increase the number of women unnecessarily getting treated for breast cancer.

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FDA: Female sex drive drug needs more research

Posted: 02/11/2014 - A leading drug candidate for low sexual desire in women hasn't gotten approved for use in the United States, but the company backing it isn't giving up.

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Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

Updated: 02/11/2014 - A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

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Kraft singles to lose artificial preservatives

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices, in the latest sign that companies are tweaking their recipes as food labels come under greater scrutiny.

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How to keep your dog safe in snowy weather

Updated: 02/10/2014 - Not all breeds of dogs have the thick coats and layers of body fat needed to tolerate freezing temperatures. It can be difficult for smaller dogs to wade through deep snow. And the road salt used to melt ice on streets and sidewalks can irritate paws and make animals sick if they swallow it.

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Relax, weekend weight gain won't ruin your diet

Posted: 02/07/2014 - A new study suggests small weight gains on weekends are normal, and as long as you can compensate during the week, indulging a bit may even help you lose weight long-term.

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New peanut allergy patch

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Nearly three million Americans suffer from some form of nut allergy, and one of the most common is a sensitivity to peanuts. For people with a severe peanut allergy, exposure could be deadly.

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How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Posted: 02/07/2014 - Preschoolers introduced to Brussels sprouts alongside cream cheese to spread on the bitter vegetable were more likely to say that they liked the sprouts and ate more of them, even when they were later served plain.

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