Food and Health

Proposals would lessen HIV-related penalties, protect needle-exchange programs

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Public health bills filed by Missouri lawmakers would lessen the punishments for knowingly or recklessly exposing someone to HIV and would legalize needle and syringe access. Rep. Holly Rehder, R...

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Reader wonders if it is safe to feed fish to cats

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Dear Joan: Iíve never fed my cats any fish-based pet foods due to advice from a vet over 30 years ago. Too much ash for the male catís urinary tract, etc. The manufacture of pet food has changed sinc...

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Program connects vets with service dogs

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | RAPID CITY, S.D. ó After Chuck Brookens and his dog, Finn, walked on to a dock at Canyon Lake Park on a recent Friday, he bent down to comfort the nervous puppy, who is afraid of heights. ďGood b...

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Baby, itís cold outside Ö and your point is?

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December 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm | When itís as cold as it has been this week, moving your workout indoors is a good idea. But being the rebel I am ó I have to disagree. Growing up in Montana plus spending a few winters in Yellows...

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Exercise after heart attack may improve survival

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December 11, 2018 at 9:42 am | Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new research that found regular physical activity could he...

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One Implant, Two Prices. It Depends On Whoís Paying.

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Kim Daniels didnít have to pay a penny for her double mastectomy or the reconstructive surgery she had after treatment for breast cancer in June 2018. Her health insurance, PennCare, administered thr...

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Safety of statins emphasized in new report

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December 10, 2018 at 9:02 am | The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicine called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of sta...

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Sleep apnea may double risk of drug-resistant hypertension in black adults

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December 10, 2018 at 9:07 am | Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests. Moderate or severe sleep apnea Ė in which a p...

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Need Health Insurance? The Deadline Is Dec. 15

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December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | The woman arrived at the University of South Floridaís navigator office in Tampa a few weeks ago with a 40-page document describing a short-term health insurance plan she was considering. She was unc...

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