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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…

Newly Discovered Marker Could Lead To Earlier Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Posted On September 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Researchers say they've identified a blood marker that could lead to earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. When they studied blood samples from people in a large health-monitoring study, they found that those who developed pancreatic cancer had higher levels of branched-chain amino acids. Early diagnosis of cancer of the pancreas is difficult because…