All posts by LadyLively

  • Be a Savvy Supermarket Shopper

    Depending on how you navigate the aisles, your local supermarket can be an obstacle course of temptations or a direct route to eating healthy. Start by carefully writing a detailed shopping list before you go, the experts...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Opioid Abuse Rises When Prescriptions Are Renewed

    How long you take opioid painkillers after surgery is a much stronger risk factor for addiction and overdose than the dosage of the opioids you take, researchers report. The new study included more than 560,000 people who...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Obamacare Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

    More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an “Obamacare” rule made the tests free, a new study finds. The rule meant that Medicare and most private insurers could no longer require women to foot part...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Could a Blood Test Spot Early Stage Colon Cancer?

    A simple, cheap blood test to detect colon cancer — even in its early stages — appears highly effective and accurate, new research indicates. The test detects so-called “circulating tumor cells” (CTCs). Researchers tested it on 620...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2018

    Packets That Turn Opioid Painkillers Into Useless Gel Offered at Walmart

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid

    (HealthDay News) — Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that’s important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Health Tip: If You Feel Fatigued

    (HealthDay News) — It’s normal to feel tired every now and then. But when fatigue becomes chronic, it may be time to visit your doctor. Possible causes for fatigue include certain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, some...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • The Second Stage of Diet Resolutions

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The small changes you’ve made have added up to big weight loss results. Now, take a few minutes to write down and review all the positive steps you’ve made in...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Don’t Rely on Just One Blood Pressure Test for Kids: Study

    It’s important to take a second blood pressure reading if your child’s first reading points to high blood pressure, researchers say. They found that nearly 25 percent of children and teens who had their blood pressure checked...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Sleep Better, Lose Weight?

    Sleeplessness could cost you when it’s time to stand on your bathroom scale, a new British study suggests. People plagued by insomnia who began sleeping more cut the amount of sugary foods they tended to eat, an...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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