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Hypothermia keeping cardiac patients alive

Posted: 12/22/2008 - Every winter it happens, someone dies from exposure to the cold. Hypothermia can happen quickly in very cold weather or in cold water and it is often life threatening. But hypothermia is a good thing for some people in specific situations. In fact many emergency rooms are using it to help keep people alive.

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Postpartum Exercises

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Getting your body back after having a baby is never easy, but most experts agree the sooner you start, the easier it may be.

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Cancer to be world's top killer by 2010

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The World Health Organization warns that the rising use of tobacco will help turn cancer into the world's top killer by 2010.

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Half-dose flu shots work in adults

Posted: 12/08/2008 - A new government study finds that half-dose flu shots are effective in adults, especially in women and those younger than 50.

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Tennessee among unhealthiest states

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Tennessee is ranked among the five unhealthiest states for the fifth consecutive year in an annual report.

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Depression leads to internal fat in 70-somethings

Posted: 12/01/2008 - A North Carolina researcher has found that older people who are depressed are much more likely to develop a dangerous type of internal body fat that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.

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1 in 5 young adults has personality disorder

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Researchers say almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs.

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FDA sets safe level for infant formula contaminant

Posted: 11/28/2008 - Federal food safety regulators have set a safety level for the industrial chemical melamine in infant formula and are urging consumers to keep using U.S.-made formula.

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Tennessee receives failing grade from March of Dimes

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The state of Tennessee received a failing grade from the March of Dimes in what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card. The "F" grade shows how the state is facing a crisis level of premature births that is driving up health care costs and special education budgets.

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