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American Heart Association: E-Cigs Dangerous, Should Be Regulated

Posted On August 25, 2014

(Undated) -- The American Heart Association says so-called e-cigarettes are dangerous and should be regulated. The Heart Association is releasing its first policy statement on products it says threaten to addict a new generation of Americans. The association says more study is needed on how e-cigarettes affect users' health. The group says while e-cigarettes could…

Former Baltimore Raven Challenges NFL To Establish ALS Awareness Day

Posted On August 24, 2014

(Baltimore, MD) -- Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance is issuing a challenge to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to set up an annual ALS Awareness Day during the season. Brigance made the challenge right after he took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge that's raising research funds for the ALS Association. Brigance was diagnosed with…

Government Issues New Rule On Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

Posted On August 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Obama administration issued a new rule Friday it hopes will end its battle with religious groups over the birth control mandate in its healthcare law. The new rule will allow employers opposed to paying for contraceptive care to file their complaints directly with the government instead of insurers. The government would…

Ebola Tests Come Back Negative

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- A patient being tested at a Northern California hospital for the Ebola virus receives some good news. The state's Public Health Director, Dr. Ron Chapman, was at the Kaiser hospital in Sacramento to deliver the official word.   Dr. Chapman emphasizes there are still no confirmed Ebola cases in California. He says…

Kids Aren’t Packing Healthy Lunches

Posted On August 22, 2014

(Undated) -- A study shows the lunches most kids bring to school are not healthy. Registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby at Cleveland Clinic Children's says kids are eating mostly snack foods.   Researchers at Tufts University in Boston found that only a quarter of third and fourth graders are packing lunches that meet health standards set…