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Drop the excuses: How to overcome top barriers to exercise

Drop the excuses: How to overcome top barriers to exercise

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Sticking to a regular exercise schedule isn’t easy. After all, there are plenty of potential hindrances — time, boredom, injuries, self-confidence. But these issues don’t need to stand in your way. Darcy Reber, nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, shares practical strategies for overcoming […]

Heart transplants not slowing teen down

Heart transplants not slowing teen down

18-year-old born with defect determined to finish school, become engineer BY CHRISTIN NANCE LAZERUS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Ryan Brown refuses to let his medical challenges limit the possibilities of his future. “You have scientists and statistics that say it’s very rare to get a second transplant, and it is,” Brown said. “But it’s very rare to […]

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

Food allergy sufferers live a life of countless close calls

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS One of Matthew Mitchell’s earliest memories involves a fast-food hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn’t a happy meal. Mitchell, now 25, was just 3 at the time, but he was already hyper-alert about his food. So when his mother passed the patty to the back seat, Mitchell […]

Medical weed petition moves forward

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions to county elections supervisors, one of the first steps in getting the proposal before voters next year. It’s the second shot for United for Care, the committee behind the […]

How to keep dogs safe in summer heat

How to keep dogs safe in summer heat

Dehydration, heatstrokes can happen with pets in extremely hot climates BY TERI WEBSTER FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/TNS Soaring temperatures and the blazing sun can spell trouble for dogs left outside in the heat. And with 100-degree days playing out in some parts of the country, that means it’s time to take extra care to keep your […]

New treatment for depression involves magnetic currents

New treatment for depression involves magnetic currents

BY SAMMY CAIOLA SACRAMENTO BEE/TNS Depression lifted from Nick O’Madden’s life like a set of foggy glasses being wiped clean. Earlier this summer, O’Madden, 31, felt he was living in a distracted haze, sprinkled with nighttime panic attacks. Now, after undergoing an emerging high-tech treatment involving magnetic currents, he said he’s literally seeing the world […]

Health care act, math and politics

Health care act, math and politics

Florida among states not budging on Medicaid expansion BY CHRISTINE VESTAL STATELINE.ORG TAMPA — With its ruling in King v. Burwell last month, the U.S. Supreme Court likely settled the question of whether President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act (ACA) will survive. Whether and when the health law will be fully implemented in all […]

University of Central Florida center helps woman regain her voice

University of Central Florida center helps woman regain her voice

BY GABRIELLE RUSSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Fernanda Mello’s voice was trapped inside as her tongue was paralyzed, like she had eaten a jar of peanut butter. After her stroke, her brain didn’t function properly to retrieve the words. At the UCF (University of Central Florida) Aphasia House, graduate students work with stroke patients such as Mello, […]

Have a feel good summer

Have a feel good summer

Family Features For many, making better-for-you food decisions and staying physically active go hand in hand with maintaining a quality lifestyle. According to an article published by the Mayo Clinic, those who engage in regular physical activity enjoy the benefits of improved mood, more energy, better sleep and much more. For consumers who want to […]

No more artificial colors, flavors in Trix, Cocoa Puffs

No more artificial colors, flavors in Trix, Cocoa Puffs

General Mills to remove dyes from cereals by the end of this year BY MIKE HUGHLETT STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has announced that it will remove all artificial colors and flavors from its cereals beginning with Trix, Cocoa Puffs and Reese’s Puffs by the end of 2015. General Mills, based in the Minneapolis […]