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    Today, The ALS Association announced it has surpassed $10 million in "Ice Bucket" donations. Specifically, as of Saturday, August 16, 2014, The ALS Association has received $11.4 million in donations compared to $1.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 16). These donations have...
     
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    The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record, but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital, offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases are out-migrating from Africa: This is...
     
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    Medical Economics reports that, in the 1930s, a full 40 percent of patient treatment took place in the home. Since those days, the comfort of home care from an expert physician has become increasingly rare, but there are signs that house call doctors are beginning to make a substantial comeback. Data from...
     
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    Did you know chickens can be used to help maintain and strengthen the health of your garden? Having a flock of chickens in your backyard is beneficial in several ways. A single chicken can bio-recycle about 7 pounds of food residuals in a month. If 2,000 households raised three hens, it could divert 252 tons of waste...
     
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    More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to healthcare, critical illness, or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed...
     
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    As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches. According to Nick DeBlasio, MD, a pediatrician in Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, about 10 percent of school-aged children and 15-27 percent...
     
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    "It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year," says Dr. Amie Duncan, PhD, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Duncan advises that parents begin talking to their child about...
     
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    Health Briefs is pleased to present an informative segment on the effects of sleep deprivation and its connection to junk food. Studies prove that sleep deprivation causes more than just exhaustion at work. An adult that does not get a good night’s sleep can make poor financial decisions and bad nutritional...
     
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    America Cooks With Chefs today announced the launch of its 800 Calorie Challenge, a first-of-its-kind health and wellness initiative. America Cooks With Chefs is a collaboration between Palisades Media Ventures, The Clinton Foundation, and the James Beard Foundation and is sponsored by Deloitte and Weight Watchers....
     
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    The nation's sleep experts agree: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)–a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep–is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American...