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Officials: 194 flu deaths were reported in Oklahoma this season

OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Oklahoma Department of Health, Oklahoma has nearly 200 people suffering from the flu. So far, officials from the Oklahoma Ministry of Health said 194 people have died from the flu since September. A total of 157 people had to be hospitalized for the flu virus last week, bringing the total number of hospital admissions …

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Lymphoma-related study finds major US cancer care-price disparity

A study showing large differences in hospital outpatient cancer treatment fees has led Johns Hopkins researchers to claim standardized prices for the services. The team also expressed concerns that the cost of Medicare patients is often two times six times what Medicare allows. This means that patients have to pay the difference or have a private supplementary health insurance, the …

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Researchers are concerned about the use of saline in infusion bags

IV saline bags are the most common in hospitals. New research suggests that replacement of saline with another intravenous solution can significantly reduce the risk of death and kidney damage in patients. » RELATED: Dad Wearing a Kidney T-Shirt at Walt Disney World Receives a Transplant [19659003] According to the study discussed at an intensive conference in San Antonio and …

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How much should I weigh? Measure waist circumference better than BMI

Lisa Creech Bledsoe / Flickr The Body Mass Index is a poor method to measure your overall health. Measuring the circumference of your waist seems to be a better indicator, especially for women. Again, this metric has a strong connection to your risk of developing some diseases, and a new study suggests there may be some insight into your chances …

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CDC finds that 1 in 14 US women smoke cigarettes during pregnancy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in 14 women born in the United States in 2016 admitted smoking cigarettes during pregnancy. This number is actually lower than in 2011, when the CDC reported that nearly one in ten women admitted to smoking during the last three months of pregnancy. These numbers varied from state to state, with …

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Most breast cancer screening MRIs are not necessary according to guidelines

More than 80% of breast cancer measurements performed between 2007 and 2014 occurred in women who did not meet the professional guidelines for these studies, as recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The American Cancer Society, the Society of Breast Imaging and the American College of Radiology recommend all MRI scans for women who have a 20% …

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Music increases exercise time during cardiac stress tests

If you are training to listen to music, you may have noticed that it increases your energy and makes your training look faster. A study presented at the 67th annual scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology suggests that listening to music during a standard cardiac stress test can help to extend the test duration and provide important information …

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Should non smokers get additional vacation days?

Should non smokers get additional leave to make up for the time smokers use during the day for smoking breaks? Many workers say they should do it. As many as 42% of non-smokers believe that they should get 3-5 more days off as smokers, and 28% of smokers agree with that sum, according to a new poll. Understanding How Workers …

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How to prevent eating disorders and promote a healthy body image

3/1/32018 – SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) It's the national week of eating disorder, and right now the number of people with eating problems is more frequent than you might think. Dr. Beverly Hyatt Neville, a nutrition consultant with the Salt Lake County Health Department, joined Brian Carlson to help us better understand the problem. Neville says food should ideally …

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The most popular plastic surgeries include breast augmentation, liposuction

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, major cosmetic procedures in 2017 included nasal reshaping and eyelid surgery. (Photo: American Society of Plastic Surgeons) Minimal According to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, invasive cosmetic procedures have increased by nearly 200% since 2000. Among the most popular minimally invasive procedures – last year there were 15.7 …

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