Children Consuming Excessive Sodium, Health Officials Warn
Pizza. Soups. Processed Snacks. Many American kids love to fill up on these salty foods to keep hunger at bay. Trouble is, these quick meals loaded with sodium could be setting up children for heart disease when they’re older, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 90 percent of kids in the United States…
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Four in 10 Cancers Linked to Tobacco Use
Although fewer adults nationwide smoke cigarettes, 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are linked to tobacco use, a report finds. The new federal statistics are a somber reminder that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths. Tobacco use includes cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and chewing tobacco.…
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Prevent Lung Cancer: Test Your Home for Radon
Many people rely on Daylight Savings as a safety reminder to change the batteries in their home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Here’s something else to consider: test the level of radon in your home. Radon - a gas that naturally forms in rocks, soils and groundwater - is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, according to…
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Prevent Food Poisoning from Raw Pet Food, Uncooked Meat
The search to give pets the healthiest diet may be putting some families at risk for food poisoning. While many pet owners say a raw food diet - primarily uncooked meat, bones and organs - is better for their animals' health, federal health authorities say pet owners should stick to cooked pet food products. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,…
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Knee Pain In Middle Age: Start with X-Rays
If you’re one of the millions of people over 40 who has knee pain when walking up the stairs or every time it rains, you might think you need a MRI to discover what’s causing the problem. Here’s the good news: a simple X-ray may be all it takes. That’s because the likely culprit for knee pain among middle-aged people…
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Managing Your High Blood Pressure

Dr. Susan Szulc, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses strategies that can help those suffering from or at risk for high blood pressure control and manage their condition - beyond the doctor's office.