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Jul

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A glance back: the Framingham Heart Study

Posted by on July 31st, 2018 0 comments

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark Framingham Heart Study. It is named for the town of Framingham, MA from which the original cohort (there are now six groups of participants) of 5,209 men and women were recruited. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and it… Read More »

Posted in: Aging, Blog, Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Health History, NIH, Public Health

Jul

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Could Your Favorite Snack be Causing Manic Episodes?

Posted by on July 26th, 2018 0 comments

Baseball season is in full swing and ballparks across the country are serving up a classic ballpark favorite – hot dogs.  In fact, it is estimated that baseball fans alone will con sume nearly 19 million hot dogs in 2018.  Could they be getting more than they bargain for with this ballpark food choice? A… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Data, General (all entries), Research

Jul

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Psychedelic Drugs and Mental Health

Posted by on July 24th, 2018 0 comments

If you were to ask someone what they know about the effects of LSD or MDMA, their response would not likely include reduction of depression and anxiety. However, if you were to ask that same question to a team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, they might give you a “maybe!” This UC… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Research

Jul

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Does the Body Produce an Anti-Inflammatory Naturally?

Posted by on July 12th, 2018 0 comments

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found a lipid naturally produced by the body is capable of reducing inflammation caused by a specific bacteria and virus. The bacteria being studied is Francisella tularensis (tularemia), a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to diagnose.  It is typically spread to humans through the bite… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), NIH, Research

Jul

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Battling the Summer Heat can Result in Health Issues

Posted by on July 10th, 2018 0 comments

It’s July and that means high temperatures and oppressive humidity for a good portion of our country.  The temperature can be uncomfortable, but it can also be downright risky to your health! Sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself but in high temperature with added humidity, sometimes this mechanism isn’t effective enough.  Illnesses related… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Public Health, Rural Health

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