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Possible link between e-cigs and lung disease…

There are new warnings this morning about a possible link between severe lung disease in teenagers and e-cigarettes and vaping. Minnesota is now the third state where serious lung injuries have been reported in the last month. Four cases in the state involved 16- to 18-year-old teenagers. CBS News spoke with the chief medical officer at Children's Minnesota, who described a pattern of cases with a similar but unusual path. Anna Werner reports.
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2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.

If you're searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging, look no further than the closest mirror. One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body: https://www.businessinsider.com/best-exercises-slow-aging-brain-health-2018-5
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Drinking Alcohol Can Raise Cancer Risk. How Much Is Too Much?

A little bit of alcohol has been shown to be protective of heart health. But how does drinking influence cancer risk? A new study finds that light drinkers have the lowest combined risk of developing cancer and dying prematurely — even lower than people who don't drink at all. But here's the rub: In this study, "light" drinking is defined as one to five drinks per week.
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Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Do you often wonder what your blood pressure numbers mean? Doctors call them systolic (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure. Knowing both is important and could save your life. When your heart beats, it squeezes and pushes blood through your arteries to the rest of your body. This force creates pressure on those blood vessels.  This is your systolic blood pressure. The diastolic reading,  is the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats. Thi...
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FDA once again expands recall of blood pressure drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs because of contamination with a chemical linked to cancer. The latest recall, announced Wednesday (June 23), targets 32 lots of the drug losartan sold by Macleods Pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical company said that it would voluntarily recall the affected batches. Losartan is a generic angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB, and is used to treat high blood pressure as well as heart ...
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Funtional Fitness

How to achieve 'functional fitness' in middle age without injuring yourself Take it slow Even if a gym does its due diligence and asks you about your goals and your medical history, it's ultimately your responsibility to communicate what your injuries and limitations are. "Are there any exercises you feel might hurt you? A good trainer will know how to ask the follow-up questions," Thompson said.  A reputable fitness trainer will know how to design a workout for you, give you modificati...
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Eating a diet of french fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal.  Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating led to blindness, and have warned of the dangers of a poor diet.
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How a Physical Therapist Can Help Prevent Walking Injuries

While walking is a great low-impact exercise that can help with weight loss and increase longevity, it’s still possible to get injured. That’s why a visit to a physical therapist can be so helpful — it can actually help you avoid walking injuries in the first place, especially if you’re ramping up your walking speed, getting more steps or starting a new high-intensity routine.  
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Researchers develop smart tattoos for health monitoring

In the first link, Harvard and MIT researchers have developed smart tattoo ink capable of monitoring health by changing color to tell an athlete if she is dehydrated or a diabetic if his blood sugar rises. In the second link, A team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich in Germany developed a way to tattoo the skin with a fluid that changes color as certain properties in the blood spike or decline. Click on either image for the full articles.
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