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Study: Climate Could Play Role In Children’s Risk For Hay Fever

Spencer Levin, 9, sees his allergist once a month to get shots to help his hay fever.

11/08/2013

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New Heart Attack Plan Being Put In Place For Region

Emergency care for heart attacks is getting a new focus.

11/07/2013

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Doctor Offers Advice On Various Flu Shot Options

There are so many different flu shot options this year, do you know which one might be best for you?

11/05/2013

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Sentinel Node Biopsy Newest Technique In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Public defender Rebecca Hudock had just turned 30 when she found breast cancer.

10/25/2013

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Strokes Becoming More Common Among Young People

Strokes are becoming more common among those you wouldn’t expect: young people.

10/24/2013

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Study: High Blood Sugar Levels Bad For Memory

New research suggests sugar is bad for your brain, specifically your memory.

10/23/2013

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EpiPens Now Available In Schools In 27 States

Sixteen states passed legislation this year making epinephrine available in school in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. This now brings the total to 27 states.

10/18/2013

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New Drug Showing A Lot Of Promise In Fight Against Cholesterol

A different way to lower bad cholesterol may be just around the corner. It’s an injection, every other week, and it has been doing well in clinical trials.

10/17/2013

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Local Researchers Make Link Between Night Shift Work & Diabetes

If you regularly worked night shift, even if you’re retired now and keep a normal daytime schedule, you’re at higher risk of a common disease: diabetes.

10/16/2013

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Reported Cases Of ‘Super Lice’ On The Rise At Schools

A strain of super lice is going around local schools this year. They’re not your average lice because these are resistant to the usual treatments.

10/10/2013

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New Breast Cancer Drug: Benefit And Cost

Grandmother, wife and artist Joan Esposito has breast cancer — a specific kind called “HER-2 positive.”

10/03/2013

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Doctors Detail Steps To Keep Fall Allergies Under Control

Autumn can be a rough time for allergy sufferers. If you’re one of them, there are some simple steps that you can take to keep your allergies under control and those steps start right in your own home.

09/26/2013

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New Study Says Omega-3 Benefits To Memory May Be Overrated

Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are supposed to have many health benefits, especially for your heart and brain. But a new study suggests the benefits for your memory might be a bit overrated.

09/25/2013

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Concussion App Aids Medical Professionals In Faster, Better Care

After a concussion, how do you get the information from the field to the doctor’s office? An app is taking information right from the field, court or rink and putting it directly in doctors’ hands.

09/20/2013

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New Test May Better Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

Can breast cancer recurrence be predicted? Typically doctors use tumor size, spread, and what it looks like under the microscope.

09/19/2013

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