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Stroke is an emergency. It is a ‘brain attack’ in which blood flow is cut off and oxygen and nutrients are not being supplied to areas of the brain. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-…

  • By Cheryl Brock
    Education coordinator at William Newton Hospital
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It was cruel and unusual punishment for my boss to assign me, of all people, to write an article on “drinking pop is bad for your health.” But I think there was an ulterior motive – so that I could see that it REALLY is bad for my health, and yours, too.

  • By Cheryl Brock
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Every five years the American Heart Association reviews current research and statistics on sudden death and the role of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on survival and recovery. Armed with this knowledge, the AHA makes changes to their resuscitation guidelines to improve victim outcomes.

  • By Aritha Paris
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Farmers’ markets and specialty food stores have sprouted everywhere, offering citizens nearby sources for natural, organic and other foods having health benefits over highly processed foods.

  • By Barbara Humpert
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(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. Part 2 will focus on recovering after a heart attack.)

  • By Teran Naccarato
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Osteoporosis is a devastating and widespread health problem. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not just a woman’s disease. Early diagnosis can make a difference in life quality and longevity. Dr. Teran Naccarato agreed to share his professional expertise about osteoporosis for Weekend Check…

  • By Elliott Rodda
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There is some conflicting research and confusing publicity concerning the effects of stretching on sports performance and the risk for injury. This poses a quandary for anyone involved in exercise, including athletes, who may ask: “What technique should I use, and how long should I hold each…

  • By LeAnna Setzkorn
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of combustion and it is dangerous! Each year many Americans become ill and more than 500 die from unintentional poisoning by this odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. These illnesses and deaths can be prevented.

  • By Doreen Kelley
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A personal breast health program includes mammograms for many people. Unfortunately, the recommendations, rules and differences between the types of mammograms can be confusing. Take responsibility for your health by learning about the tests and recommendations.

  • By Madeline Norland
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Baby massage is natural. It can help fulfill our instinctive urge to nurture and care for children. Massage can also strengthen the bond between the baby and the parent or caretaker while providing both with some very relaxing and enjoyable moments together.

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A couple of years ago Bryan Dennett was contemplating his own health in the same way most Americans do — ignoring the scales and staunchly believing that clothing manufacturers have reduced the size of pants.

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What should the general public do with medical waste and used needles? Diabetics, for example, must dispose of used insulin syringes. This is important due to the risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens (Hepatitis, HIV, etc.). While William Newton Hospital cannot accept this medical waste…

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