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You can find helpful information about your benefits, wellness tips and reminders, and the latest wellness and health news from around the internet.

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September 05, 2018

Obesity Warps the Shape, Function of Young Hearts

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

British scientists found that young adults who had a higher body mass index (BMI) -- an estimate of body fat based on height and weight -- had higher blood pressure and thickened heart muscle.

September 05, 2018

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

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A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked changes in children's hormone systems to chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food. The changes can alter their normal development and increase their risk of childhood obesity, the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement argues.

September 05, 2018

More Fitness, Less Fatness

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

Public health experts worry about the effects of “fat acceptance” on well-being and the costs of chronic weight-related ailments.

August 14, 2018

To Fight Childhood Obesity, Start At Birth

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Moms who learned healthy nutrition strategies during their child’s first year had kids who were less likely to be overweight or obese, compared with children of mothers who were trained when the kids were between 3 and 5 years old, two new studies indicate.

August 14, 2018

Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls

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In the United States, HPV vaccination is recommended for girls aged 11-12. For those who did not receive the vaccine at this age, catch-up vaccination has been recommended between ages 13 and 26.

August 14, 2018

Study: Tdap Vaccine Doesn't Boost Autism Risk

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Children born to women who had a Tdap vaccination during pregnancy had no higher risk of autism than kids whose mothers were not vaccinated, a new study finds.

August 02, 2018

Under New Guidelines, More Kids Have Hypertension

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New hypertension guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 lowered the threshold for a diagnosis of high blood pressure in those under 19 years of age, and that means 795,000 more children are now classified as having the condition than before.

August 02, 2018

How 1 unvaccinated kid brought measles to NYC

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In 2013, an unvaccinated teen visited London and carried the measles virus home to New York City, according to a report the journal Pediatrics that traces the outbreak, the largest in the city since 1992. Fifty-eight people came down with the measles, out of more than 3,300 exposed contacts identified by public health officials.

August 02, 2018

How to Meet Your Body’s Water Needs

local94news shared this story from Personal Health.

Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

July 02, 2018

Heat exhaustion: First aid

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July 02, 2018

Tick bites: First aid

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July 02, 2018

Hot Cars and Children’s Heatstroke, a Deadly Combo

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According to NoHeatstroke.org, 760 children have died of heatstroke in cars since 1998. In over half of the cases, the child was left in the vehicle by accident.

June 01, 2018

Heatstroke: First aid

local94news shared this story from All Mayo Clinic health information topics.

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June 01, 2018

A Pill Will Protect You From Sun? No Way, FDA Says

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to companies marketing supplements that they claim will counter the effects of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

May 16, 2018

Outdoor Exercise With Pollen Allergies (Nasal Allergies)

local94news shared this story from WebMD Health.

jogger running among flowering plants

If you’re an exerciser who loves the outdoors but suffers from allergies, WebMD has tips to help you through pollen season.


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