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  • Health Beat: Achilles rupture: Are you at risk?

    Health Beat: Achilles rupture: Are you at risk?

    About 230,000 people injure their Achilles tendon each year in the United States, and that number is on the rise. Anyone can suffer from this injury, but there are some factors that put you at more risk

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  • Health Beat: Alzheimer's or something else?

    Health Beat: Alzheimer's or something else?

    Many people believe that forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease, but the truth is that a decline in cognitive function is part of normal aging. Especially for adults ages 50 to 65, if you think it is Alzheimer's disease, we will explain why it's probably not.

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  • Health Beat: The smoking and health connection
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    Health Beat: The smoking and health connection

    Tobacco use is the single biggest preventable cause of death in the United States, killing 480,000 people every year. Over the past 10 years, the number of adults smoking has gone down, but researchers say there is one vulnerable group of people who are not getting the help they need to kick the habit.

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  • Health Beat: First responders save surfer

    Health Beat: First responders save surfer

    CPR is one of the most important skills you can learn. A person in cardiac arrest who receives CPR from a bystander is twice as likely to be alive a month later than someone who did not, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • Health Beat: Food safety on the go

    Health Beat: Food safety on the go

    Researchers at Kansas State University viewed 100 cooking shows with popular chefs and found common unclean food preparation behaviors. Twenty-three percent of the chefs licked their fingers while they were cooking, and 20 percent touched dirty clothing or their hair and then touched food again. If this happens while cameras are rolling, imagine what could be going on when nobody's watching. Here are some food safety on-the-go guidelines to follow so you can dine without worry.

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