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New Study Improves Predicting Risk Of Heart Disease

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study shows a protein similar to bad cholesterol can put you at a higher risk for heart disease. Doctor Stanley Hazen with the Cleveland Clinic says high levels of Lipoprotein "A", or L-P-A, can predict the risk of heart disease.   Researchers at a university in Austria found L-P-A levels were…

Keeping Off The Freshman Fifteen

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- Kids are leaving home for the first time as they head off to college, and health experts say they should be conscious about what they eat. Dietitian Laura Jeffers with the Cleveland Clinic says the lifestyle change puts freshman at risk for putting on weight.   The Freshman 15 is usually caused by…

More Youth Trying E-Cigarettes

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC in Atlanta says more than a quarter-million teens who never smoked before used e-cigarettes last year. That's a three-fold increase from 79-thousand in 2011 to 263-thousand in 2013. Doctor Tim McAfee said the figures are troubling because nicotine is highly addictive and can be harmful to adolescent brain development. He…

New Study Says Medical Marijuana Is A Lifesaver

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Researchers believe that medical marijuana is becoming a lifesaver. The new study shows that states which have legalized pot are seeing an average of two-thousand fewer deaths a year from prescription drugs. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center say that medical marijuana…

Health Beat

Posted On August 25, 2014

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