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May

09

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month: How to Protect Your Hearing in Your Leisure Time

Posted by on May 9th, 2017 0 comments

With more than half of Americans who experience noise-induced hearing loss not working in noisy jobs, the spotlight turns to what Americans are doing in their leisure time. May 1st marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a time to assess lifestyle habits that may be contributing to hearing loss as well as schedule… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries)

Apr

19

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Poor Sleeping Patterns Get Worse With Age

Posted by on April 19th, 2017 0 comments

A new study finds that as seniors get older, it is just generally harder for them to get a good, restorative night’s sleep, which in turn could worsen health problems. Many medical conditions may make it harder for a person to sleep well, but a poor night’s sleep can also contribute to disease. The researchers… Read More »

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Apr

12

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When Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health

Posted by on April 12th, 2017 0 comments

Imagine you visit your doctor and get some shocking news. You have a rare disease with no cure or treatment and only have a few months left to live. After you come to terms with the news, you start making arrangements, perhaps work on some of those things on your bucket list. Then you get… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Webinars

Apr

06

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Loneliness Could Lead to a Worse Cold

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

Having a cold, or being sick in any regard, is never fun. But new research is suggesting that if you’re lonely, a cold might feel even more miserable. The study looked at 159 individuals who were all single ages 18-55 that were all infected with the common cold through nose drops. The study was unable… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries)

Mar

29

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The Elephant Sitting On Your Chest: Asthma & Allergens

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

From winter into spring, the transition is beautiful. Trees are full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. In Texas, the bluebonnets grace our highways. The sun is out, shining brightly. Suddenly, some of us start wheezing, coughing, and sneezing. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), allergens in the environment… Read More »

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

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