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More elderly Americans completing advance directives

(HealthDay)—Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the rate of completion of advance directives (ADs) among elderly Americans, according to research published online April 2 in the ...

Apr 04, 2014
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Finding genetic links to personal health and fitness

With obesity now a national epidemic, doctors, nutritionists, and exercise professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier lives, and that includes participating in regular, ...

Apr 03, 2014
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Fuzzy rules govern "natural" claim on food labels

Most people would agree that nutritious kale in its most pristine and unprocessed form is the epitome of a natural food. Grown in the earth and shipped to the market with little to no packaging or labels needed, fresh, green, ...

Apr 03, 2014
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Internet, social media expose youth to tobacco

(Medical Xpress)—Tobacco companies are barred by law from advertising their products to children, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that many teens and ...

Apr 01, 2014
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Report: Exchanges yield more specialty drug use

The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager says that patients from the health care overhaul's new insurance exchanges have been more likely to use expensive specialty drugs for chronic conditions.

Apr 09, 2014
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Spike in US poison calls over e-cigarettes (Update)

The number of calls to US poison control centers about accidents with bottles of liquid nicotine for refilling e-cigarettes—many involving children—has spiked in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.

Apr 03, 2014
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