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JANUARY 2014
Cardiac Arrest May Not Come Out of the Blue
Sudden cardiac arrest, an electrical malfunction that stops the heart, seems to come out of nowhere. But experts now say that sudden cardiac arrest may not be so sudden. A recent study found that symptoms can appear at least a month ahead of time. Learn how to spot the signs and why they should not be taken lightly.
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Coping with the Cold: Beware Hypothermia and Frostbite
Winter can be fun, filled with skiing, sledding and snowboarding. But the record-shattering cold weather that has gripped much of the nation can be dangerous to your health. Check out these tips to help you stay warm and safe this season.
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10 Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling
After several years of hardly any snowfall, winter has returned with a vengeance. Clearing driveways and sidewalks of snow can be good exercise, but it can also be hard on your heart and back.
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Know Your Body: What Does the Spleen Do?
Most of us have one, yet few of us know exactly what it does. But thanks to a video made by Harvard Medical School students, many people are asking, "What does the spleen do?" Turns out, the spleen is a pretty busy organ.
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Does Your Bladder Keep You Awake?
You've just drifted off to sleep when you feel the sudden urge to go the bathroom. You go and settle back into bed. A few hours later, it happens again. And then again. And again. For the estimated 33 million Americans with overactive bladder, a good night's sleep is just a dream. Learn how you can stay dry tonight.
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Stay Healthy with Medicare’s Wellness Coverage
When you join Medicare, your plan pays for most medical care when you get sick. Did you realize, though, that Medicare also pays for doctor visits that keep you healthy?
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Recipe of the Month: Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes
Children and adults alike will have fun eating super-healthy quinoa out of a hollowed-out tomato. Use as a delicious side dish or a meatless main meal.
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