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Take time today to thank a nurse

May 5, 2011

(ARA) - One of our most important professions is in critical condition. Over the past decade, the United States has experienced a profound shortage of nurses. With a national vacancy rate for registered nurses (RN) at more th...

Three health screenings you may not be getting through your doctor

May 2, 2011

Your mother was wrong - what you don't know can kill you, or at the very least can make you really sick. Take these three examples: * Abdominal aortic aneurysm. This one can literally be a killer. If your aorta ruptures, there'...

Uncertainty of fibromyalgia takes a toll on woman’s work, social life

May 1, 2011

(ARA) - Julianna Mendelsohn spent two years in so much chronic widespread pain that she had trouble meeting with friends, exercising and even had difficulty working. Worst of all, no doctor could figure out what was wrong with he...

You can be a Pertussis Champion in the ‘Race to Blanket America’

May 1, 2011

(ARA) - Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon knows a thing or two about racing. This year, Gordon is using his skills to jump start a different type of race. Along with his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, Gordon is...

Treat allergy symptoms so you can enjoy the warmer months

April 28, 2011

Allergy season has arrived and trees, flowers and plants are shedding pollen everywhere. It's likely someone in your family suffers from an allergy, and has the sneezing, runny nose, cough or sore throat that go with springtime al...

Sign up to be an organ donor

April 25, 2011

Christopher Ennis needed a new heart, and soon. The doctors at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia knew this was a possibility before he was even born. While he was still in the womb, Chris was diagnosed with abnormal aor...

Getting your greens – how to keep them fresh

April 20, 2011

(ARA) - Greens are a staple in any health-conscious household. But keeping them fresh might not seem like an easy task. Contrary to popular opinion, keeping greens fresh for more than a week does not require fancy equipment, ju...

Sleepy over shift work? How to stay awake with a nontraditional work schedule

April 17, 2011

(ARA) - Working shifts outside a traditional schedule can impact your body's sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, leaving you sleepy during waking hours and unable to sleep when you need to. If you have this problem, you're ...

Good news for environmentally conscious foodies – beef is lean and ‘green’

April 14, 2011

(ARA) - There is no doubt the green movement has gained momentum in the last decade. While many companies may just be starting sustainable practices to meet consumer demand for more planet-friendly products, cattlemen have be...

Renter’s insurance can give you peace of mind

April 5, 2011

When you leave your apartment for the day, you lock your door and probably don't give one more thought to your home, your personal belongings or what the weather might do to the walkway during the day while you're gone. And you shouldn't ha...

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: One of the most common birth defects you’ve never heard of

March 30, 2011

Jenni Pappas stared at the perinatologist, a specialist in maternal-fetal health, anxiously watching him perform her ultrasound. She was 22 weeks pregnant, and the mass on her baby's chest was so large, it had pushed the heart ou...

Some women of reproductive age lack knowledge about the benefits of folate

March 30, 2011

(ARA) - According to a recent omnibus survey of 643 women ages 18 to 45, nearly half of women (43 percent) are unaware of the health benefits of taking folate or folic acid daily. Further, 67 percent report they do not take a ...

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