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Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Increase Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women, and the risk gets higher after menopause. Cleveland Clinic women's health expert Doctor Holly Thacker says a new study suggests hormone replacement therapy does not increase a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease.   Research done at the Phoenix VA showed hormone replacement therapy…

Most Americans Trying To Avoid Soda, Sugar

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Most Americans say they're actively trying to avoid drinking soda. According to a new Gallup Well-Being poll, 63 percent of respondents say they try to keep sugary drinks out of their regular diet. The numbers are up from a decade ago. In 2004, only 51 percent said they were avoiding soda, compared to…

Fist Bump Less Germy Than A Handshake

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Fist bumping may be good for your health. A new study shows that bumping fists transmits significantly fewer bacteria person to person than shaking hands. One of the authors of the study says that for the sake of improving public health, people should adopt the fist bump as a more hygenic alternative…

Ebola Takes Toll On Doctors

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Boone, NC) -- Two health care workers from North Carolina's Samaritan's Purse charitable organization are being treated in West Africa after testing positive for Ebola. Samaritan's Purse says Doctor Kent Brantley of Texas is undergoing treatment, and Nancy Writebol of North Carolina also tested positive. West Africa is experiencing the worst outbreak of the deadly…

BYU Joins Genetic Research Company To Improve Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted On July 28, 2014

(Provo, UT) -- Scientists from BYU are joining with a Utah company to find ways to improve treatment and early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Reid Robison is the CEO of Tute Genomics, the company teaming up with BYU.   Robison says they will be working towards a future where doctors can tailor treatment for each…

  • Pet Patrol

    Thank you, dog is back with its owner!

    Posted on July 28, 2014
    Location: Dillsboro, IN

    Farmer's retreat, 300 S area. Tan and White colored came…