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Obamacare Enrollment Tops Nine-Million

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is something of a good news-bad news story. Industry analysts estimate that 14 and-a-half million Americans now have health insurance through the law known as Obamacare. However, about five-million of those people had insurance that they lost because of the law. Despite that, more than…

Fewer People Having, Dying Of Strokes

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Cleveland, OH) -- Fewer people over age 65 are having strokes. Dr. Irene Katzin with the Cleveland Clinic says that's great news.   Johns Hopkins researchers also found fewer people are dying from strokes. They say better control of risk factors like smoking and diabetes could be contributing to the falling numbers. Strokes kill almost…

Sodium In Sneaky Places In Food

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Cleveland, OH) -- Chances are, you're eating too much salt. Cleveland Clinic dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick says even breakfast cereal can give you more than enough.   Excess sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. The Centers for Disease Control says nine in ten Americans consume too much sodium. The…

New Health Study Looks At Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are more likely that their straight peers to engage in regular exercise. A new National Health Interview Survey also shows gay men are less likely to be obese than heterosexual men. On the down side, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals of both genders are more likely to smoke cigarettes…

Gel Form Of Breast Cancer Drug As Effective As Oral Form

Posted On July 16, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- The gel form of a breast cancer drug is just as effective as the oral form. Tamoxifen used to be available only in pill form and had a high risk of side effects like blood clots. Scientists with the University of Chicago found tamoxifen gel also reduced the incidence of clots. The…

  • Pet Patrol

    Lost Boston Terrier

    Posted on July 23, 2014
    Location: Greendale, Indiana

    Lost Boston Terrier named Clyde. He is male and is…