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    The Community Preventive Services Task Force today announced it recommends team-based care (TBC) for improving blood pressure control on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness. A review of 77 studies of team-based care showed that patients' control of blood pressure improved when their care was provided by...
     
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    The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership with 42 member organizations, is urging a simple solution to a big problem: if it’s 50+ fracture, request a test. This is the call-to-action for the NBHA’s new public and healthcare professional education campaign –...
     
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    The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today reiterated the safety and effectiveness of sunscreens to protect against the damaging effects from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As one component of a daily sun-protection strategy, sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including...
     
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    Men are almost twice as likely to die from melanoma as women, but according to a new survey, only 9 percent of men consider it a health risk, and more than half have never had a screening by a doctor. “My family learned firsthand that melanoma is not an opponent to be underestimated,” said...
     
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    And it's not just Norweigians who feel the stress.
    Are you in need of stress relief training? A Norwegian survey reveals that 9 out of 10 professionals feel stressed, and the number one cause of stress is not getting done what you planned to do Course and conference specialists Confex are continuously surveying Scandinavian professionals as they look to improve their...
     
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    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield encourages women to schedule exams as part of National Women’s Health Week
    Been meaning to schedule your annual wellness exam but just haven’t gotten around to it? For too many women, the answer is yes. That’s why Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is calling on all women to take time for themselves and schedule any necessary health screenings that they may need to maintain and...
     
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    Man suffering from severe Traumatic Brain Injury emerges from coma and survives; now he is launching a social networking site for other survivors and supporters
    A local 27-year-old Dallas man, Mike Black, survives after being thrown from his car and landing 40-feet away on his head. Black was not expected to live after suffering the most severe brain injury possible in an accident. With a Glasgow coma scale of only three and a dim prognosis from doctors, his family had little...
     
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    In an era of tight funding, school districts across the country are cutting their athletic budgets.  Many schools are implementing athletic participation fees to cover the cost of school sports. But those fees have forced kids in lower-income families to the sidelines, according to a new poll that found nearly...
     
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    The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation launches its first-ever Food Revolution Day this Saturday, May 19 to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. The weekend of events will bring together an international community of foodies, chefs, parents, educators, companies, activists and...
     
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    As everyone knows, growing older brings an increased number of health concerns. In fact, dermatologists warn that men older than 50 have an increased risk of developing melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. Unfortunately, a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found that...