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How did Listeria get into recalled veggies?

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More parents believe vaccines are unnecessary

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Many with depression have something else in common

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EpiPen maker announces major move amid pricing outrage

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For these rising costs, the middle class has it the worst

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    How did Listeria get into recalled veggies?

    by Rachel Rettner / Livescience.com on Aug 30, 16:50

    About 30,000 cases of precut vegetables are being recalled in many Southeastern states because they could be contaminated with Listeria. But how, exactly, do these bacteria get into veggies? This week, the food manufacturer Country Fresh announced a recall of several of its vegetable products — including precut onions, mushrooms and peppers — after one of […]

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    More parents believe vaccines are unnecessary

    by Dennis Thompson / Healthday on Aug 29, 21:31

    Pediatricians are encountering more parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, mainly because they don’t see the point of vaccines, a U.S. survey found. In the survey, conducted in 2013, about 87 percent of pediatricians said they had encountered vaccine refusals, an increase from the 75 percent who reported refusals during the last survey from […]

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    Many with depression have something else in common

    by Mary Brophy Marcus / CBS News on Aug 29, 19:35

    U.S. health officials recommended earlier this year that everyone over 18 should be routinely screened for depression, but spotting signs of the problem is just the first step. What happens next? Too often, those who have depression aren’t actually getting the treatment they need, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, wanted to find out if people […]

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    EpiPen maker announces major move amid pricing outrage

    by CBS News on Aug 29, 15:09

    Last Updated Aug 29, 2016 11:31 AM EDT NEW YORK – Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a generic version of the EpiPen that will have a list […]

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    For these rising costs, the middle class has it the worst

    by CBS News on Aug 26, 17:20

    The economics of the health care system can be bewildering, but here’s a truth that middle-class Americans may see all too clearly: they are bearing the brunt of higher medical costs. Since 1984, the middle class has seen its out-of-pocket expenses for health care jump by 60 percent, far outpacing the 28 percent rise in medical costs for poor households, according to […]

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    Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:38

    Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a savings card that will cover up to $300 for an EpiPen 2-Pak. The company said it’s […]

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    What not to say to help your teen lose weight

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Aug 24, 21:50

    If you want your teen to lose weight, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some advice: Don’t tell them that. Doing so may raise their risk of developing unhealthy habits or even an eating disorder, the AAP states in new recommendations published online this week. “The focus should be on a healthy lifestyle rather than on weight,” the […]

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    Calcium supplements linked to higher dementia risk in some women

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 15:11

    Taking calcium supplements with the hope of keeping osteoporosis at bay may raise an older woman’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests. And that seems particularly true if a woman has already sustained an event causing poor blood flow to the brain (cerebrovascular disease), such as from astroke, researchers said. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect. However, […]

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    Women’s risk for 4 cancers goes up the more years spent overweight

    by Amy Norton / Health Day / CBS on Aug 17, 18:07

    The longer a woman is overweight, the higher her risk of several cancers, researchers report. The study, which followed nearly 74,000 U.S. women, found that the longer a woman carried excess pounds, the greater her risk of breast, endometrial, colon and kidney cancers. “We’ve known for a long time that excess weight is important in cancer risk,” said […]

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    Even if you exercise, too much sitting time is bad

    by Robert Preidt / Healthday on Aug 16, 14:07

    Even if you exercise regularly, too much sitting can still be bad for your heart, a leading cardiologists’ group warns. The American Heart Association (AHA) also says that too many people are spending far too much time on chairs and sofas, period. “Based on existing evidence, we found that U.S. adults are sedentary for about six to eight hours […]

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    Rising cost of potentially life-saving EpiPen puts pinch on families

    by CBS News on Aug 16, 7:13

    Families with severe allergies often rely on EpiPens to deliver a dose of potentially life-saving medicine if a child has a bad reaction. But the cost of the EpiPen is surging, putting the pinch on many families. The EpiPen is filled with epinephrine, which can counter the effects of a severe allergic reaction. The auto-injector’s price […]

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    Could Tylenol during pregnancy up risk of ADHD in kids?

    by Dennis Thompson / Healthday on Aug 15, 18:14

    Pregnant women who take acetaminophen — best known as Tylenol – might raise the risk that their child will develop behavioral problems such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Acetaminophen is generally considered safe in pregnancy — so safe, in fact, that at least two-thirds of women turn to it while expecting, according to the American Academy […]

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    New BRHS teen health clinic opens its doors

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Aug 14, 18:45

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — Thursday marked the first day of classes for ninth through twelfth graders at Bethel Regional High School. It also marked the opening of the school’s new health clinic. The clinic is housed in a small building next to the school and is the […]

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    Schizophrenia symptoms may ease with exercise

    by CBS News on Aug 12, 15:12

    Schizophrenia is one of the most severe chronic mental health conditions – people hear voices, experience paranoia and struggle with concentration. A new study suggests regular exercise might help alleviate some of those symptoms. University of Manchester researchers conducted a systematic meta analysis. They combed through the extensive scientific literature on exercise and mental healthand pulled the […]

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    Olympics spark interest in cupping

    by Heather Hintze on Aug 09, 7:11

    Olympics fans can’t miss the latest medicine craze hitting the summer games in Rio — cupping. Swimmer Michael Phelps, as wells as some of the male gymnasts, are sporting circular bruises on their shoulders and backs. The technique is practiced at several places around Anchorage. As an athlete, acupuncturist Kristen Wood found relief in Oriental medicine […]

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    New FDA vaping regulations: What they mean for Alaska

    by Shannon Ballard on Aug 08, 19:50

    There’s been a shake-up in the nation’s tobacco laws. Thanks to new federal regulations put out by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, buying electronic smoking devices — like vape pens and e-cigarettes — will no longer be any different than buying traditional cigarettes. The FDA calls the news rules “a milestone” for consumer safety. Until […]

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    Surgeon General addresses Alaska opioid addiction crisis

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 04, 20:05

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is in Alaska to learn more about what’s been called a growing health epidemic — high rates of addiction to heroin and other opioids. On Thursday, Murthy was a speaker at a Wellness Summit on opioid abuse convened by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan. He told the crowd that a […]

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    Common pregnancy procedure could be safer with one simple change

    by CBS News on Aug 04, 19:07

    The type of thread used in a procedure to prevent preterm labor may influence odds for stillbirth and preterm birth, researchers report. The procedure, called a cervical stitch, is performed on roughly 2 million women a year worldwide who are considered at high risk of miscarriage or premature birth. To delay labor, doctors place a stitch […]

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    NIH begins testing experimental Zika vaccine in humans

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Aug 03, 17:11

    Last Updated Aug 3, 2016 7:39 PM EDT Government officials are beginning to test an experimental vaccine intended to prevent Zika virus infection, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today. The early-stage study will evaluate the vaccine’s safety and ability to generate an immune system response in at least 80 volunteers, ages 18 […]

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    Wellness Summit to tackle heroin, opioid addictions

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 02, 21:26

    In the next few days, Alaskans will be sharing stories about how heroin and opioid addiction has changed their lives. It’s part of a “Wellness Summit” Sen. Dan Sullivan is sponsoring that features, among other speakers, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health. Sullivan said the summit will focus […]