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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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Financially Stressed Older Adults May Smoke or Drink More — Health Check

A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs may have found a potential link between older adults, financial woes, and alcohol and tobacco usage.

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Millions of Unneeded Antibiotics Are Prescribed to Kids Every Year

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that pediatricians write more than 10 million prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics every year.

In the two-year study, 65,000 kids were profiled to determine the type of diagnosis they were given during doctor’s visits as well as the type of of drugs, if any, they were prescribed. The research revealed doctors prescribed antibiotics during one of every five visits.

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New Cell Research May Offer Key to the Fountain of Youth

Scientists may have found a way to stave off some effects of aging simply by removing human cells that stop dividing as we get older.

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American Heart Association Looking For Lifestyle Change Nominations

Have you,  a friend, family member or co-worker made a healthy life-style change?  Recognize this fantastic accomplishment by nominating them for the American Heart Association's Lifestyle Change Award.  The winner will be awarded at the Heart Walk in September!

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Fast Food Mini Sizes Could Help In The National Battle Of The Bulge

It's kind of funny how things change over the years.  I remember in high school and college, I would always order the largest version of any meal.  Now, if I even combo up I never get the biggest sized meals.   When it comes to combo type meals and desserts this option now seems like something I would totally take advantage of a good deal of the time.
Americans are used to super-sizing things by now, a fast food tactic many point to as a catalyst in the country's obesity epidemic. But there's a new trend on the scene, and hopefully this one will tip the scales in the opposite direction — mini-sizing.

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Showering, Among Other Daily Habits Can Be Bad For You!

Can you believe that showering daily can actually be bad for you?  Or how about using a toilet?  Eight hours of sleep?  Rinsing after you brush?  This is all pretty crazy stuff but some of it actually makes a little bit of sense.

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Health News: Flip Flops, Do They Hurt Your Feet?

Time to drag out that cardboard box buried deep in the front hallway closet that's housed your flip flops all winter...we're on the cusp of Spring and Summer is on the horizon.  My daughter is a flip flop freak, she'd wear them in the winter if she could!  But, I'm a little concerned after reading that Dr John Whyte says they could damage your body.....

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Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
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Gross! Guess The #1 Item At Super Bowl Parties

If you are planning a Super Bowl Party, you may not expect this to be at your party, but it appears this unwanted item will do its best to be there.

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Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
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Super Bowl Loss Could Trigger Heart Attacks

Yikes!  I hope your team wins and if not....take deep, deep breaths!

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