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Keeping Strain Off Your Back During Household Chores

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Household chores are a pain in more ways than one. Occupational therapist Mike Milicia with the Cleveland Clinic says the most common complaint is people hurting their back while mopping or sweeping.   Milicia says to always step in the direction you're vacuuming to avoid reaching and bending. If your back hurts while…

CDC Looking Into Possible Impacts From Respiratory Virus

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Aurora, CO) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into whether or not a nasty respiratory virus is having even bigger impacts in Colorado. Internationally recognized cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell of the University of North Carolina says there are several cases where kids are experiencing weakness in their arms and legs.  …

Rape Victims Forced To Pay Own Hospital Bills

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Some rape victims in Louisiana are having to pay for their own tests. The New Orleans "Times-Picayune" reveals that many sexual assault victims are receiving hospital bills. The Violence Against Women Act says victims should not be billed for any medical forensic exams conducted after their attack. However, VAWA technically only refers to…

Experts: Walking Is A Fitness “Superfood”

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Fitness experts are calling walking the "superfood of fitness." They say walking is considered "natural movement" and is easier to get than flat-out exercise. There is also emerging evidence that shows those who are physically active, yet also spend extended periods of time sedentary, may be at a higher risk for chronic diseases.…

Health Officials Look Into Possible Enterovirus Death

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Hamilton, NJ) -- Health officials are investigating whether the nation has its first death from Enterovirus D-68. Well known endocrinologist Doctor Florence Comite says this virus is not as deadly as Ebola.   Dr. Comite says paralysis appears to be temporary but it is not definite yet. Tests are being done on a New Jersey…