Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely To Develop Mental Health Disorders Later In Life (study)

Navy Yard Shooter Sought No VA Mental Health Care

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“The headlines 10 years back were, ‘Mothers don’t breastfeed enough; Is something wrong with mothers?'”Dr. Alison Stuebe, an OB-GYN and assistant professor of maternal and child health at the University of North Carolina told HuffPost. “We’ve recognized that this is crazy. Let’s fix the system rather than going after moms.'” More Kids Taking Antipsychotics The number of kids and teens being prescribed antipsychotics has soared, an August study in the Archives of General Psychiatry found. Psychiatrists now prescribe the drugs in one out of every three office visits with children, and increasingly for off label use — namely, the treatment of ADHD. The latter in particular, experts told HuffPost, is cause for serious concern: “Although antipsychotic medications can deliver rapid improvement in children with severe conduct problems and aggressive behaviors, it is not clear whether they are helpful for the larger group of children with ADHD,” study author Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, said.
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During each visit, Alexis told VA doctors that he was not struggling with anxiety or depression, or had thoughts about harming himself or others when they posed those questions to him, the department said. (Image Credit: Courtesy of Kristi Suthamtewakul/AP Photo) Shooter Carved BETTER OFF THIS WAY Into Shotgun Alexis went to the emergency room at the VA Medical Center in Providence, R.I., Aug. 23,complaining of insomnia, according to a VA statement released today. After a medical examination, he was given a small amount of medication to help him sleep and was instructed to follow up with a primary-care provider.
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High Blood Pressure In Men

Too much salt, too little potassium , and too much alcohol have all been found to increase the risk of high blood pressure. Too much stress and too little physical activity both increase the danger of developing high blood pressure, as does being overweight or obese. And as with many chronic illnesses, high blood pressure also tends to run in families, suggesting that genetics play a role. In some patients, high blood pressure is related to other medical problems or can be a side effect of certain drugs. This form of the disease is called secondary hypertension, because it happens secondary to other medical conditions. High blood pressure is usually diagnosed using the familiar blood pressure test that involves a cuff wrapped around the upper arm. The cuff is inflated and then sensors measure the pressure of blood beating against the arteries.
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Blood Pressure: How to Treat Hypertension Naturally

The good news is that there are natural ways to treat hypertension. Weight One of the best things that you can do to lower your blood pressure is lose weight. Losing ten pounds of weight can make a big difference. In general, the more weight you lose, the better your blood pressure will be. Talk to your doctor to understand what your ideal weight should be. Exercise Regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure as much as 10 points. The current recommendations for physical activity suggest 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise five to six days per week. If you havent been active recently, start slowly and build up to this amount of exercise. Your doctor can work with you to design an activity plan that will work for you. Diet There are many ways to change your diet to reduce your blood pressure. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is one approach to help decrease blood pressure. Following this diet can reduce blood pressure by 14 points. This diet is high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains and low in dairy and saturated fat.
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Nutrition For Alkaline Body To Improve Your Tennis Fitness

Mead Johnson Nutrition Takes Over #238 Spot From Progressive

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These sport supplements are highly acid forming and in that sense almost as bad as grabbing a soda, a candy bar or a bag of chips. Acid-forming nutrition is detrimental to anybodys health, but especially to athletes. An overly acidic body negatively impacts performance, prolongs recovery, decreases the intensity of training and increases the risk of injury. Paying attention to the alkaline-acidic balance, which means optimizing the bodys performance at the cellular level by maintaining an alkaline environment, will dramatically improve the athletic performance. Your body and performance depend upon the health of your cells.
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Watermelon Diet

The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given companys stock. Many beginning investors look at one stock trading at $10 and another trading at $20 and mistakenly think the latter company is worth twice as much that of course is a completely meaningless comparison without knowing how many shares of each company exist. But comparing market capitalization (factoring in those share counts) creates a true apples-to-apples comparison of the value of two stocks. In the case of Mead Johnson Nutrition Co ( NYSE: MJN ), the market cap is now $15.19 billion, versus Progressive Corp. ( NYSE: PGR ) at $15.05 billion.
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