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Researcher advocates for hearing screenings for infants

Parents can have their newborns' hearing tested quickly and easily—in fact, the screening can happen moments after birth, as soon as the baby's ears are cleared. It's something that might not be on the radar for new parents, ...

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Walkable neighborhoods linked with more active older adults 

Older adults who lived in neighborhoods where it was easy to walk to daily destinations were more physically active than those in less walkable neighborhoods, a study in Barcelona, Spain, showed. The results have implications ...

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How to prevent future couch potatoes

(HealthDay)—Children need between 35 and 60 minutes of exercise every day to stay lean and healthy, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push

Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation's top public health agency.

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