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Jun 01 2017

The Medical Minute: The Many Health Benefits Of Cycling

Source: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Getting outside on two wheels can improve health and fitness, build muscles and boost your mood. Plus, for most people, it’s fun. Deb Tregea, senior exercise physiologist and campus wellness coordinator…

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Jun 01 2017

Study Suggests Lower Targets For Systolic Blood Pressure

Source: Tulane University A new study conducted by researchers from Tulane University finds reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death. The latest study supports previous research, which found more…

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May 25 2017

In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop From 2005-2014

Source: American Thoracic Society (ATS) While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the…

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May 25 2017

Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer

Source: Rush University Medical Center Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn’t consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, “skin cancer is something white people get.” The misconception…

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May 18 2017

Computer Game Could Help Children Choose Healthy Food

Source: University of Exeter A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study. Children who played a seven-minute game devised by University of Exeter psychologists made healthier choices when…

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