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Each year in the U.S., thousands of people are injured and as many as 100 people die while shoveling or blowing snow. Last winter in Chicago alone, 18 people aged 40-75 died in snow shoveling-related incidents.

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A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study found that more is better when it comes to lifesaving interventions to reduce high blood pressure.

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Talk therapy tops light therapy for treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a recent study found.

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Washing dishes typically is considered a chore, but according to a study published in the journal Mindfulness, it is a job that can increase calm and decrease stress.

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As Halloween nears and families begin planning costumes, these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics will help keep kids safe:

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The recently released 2014 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) self-reported obesity maps illustrate a less than healthy picture, especially for the Midwest, which at 30.7 percent had the highest prevalence of obesity in the nation.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise, has been found to improve the physical capacity of older adults suffering from four long-term conditions, the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported.

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Every year, researchers study the effectiveness of the current flu vaccine, but how long does the vaccine provide protection?

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A backpack injury might sound like something that might be incurred during a long-distance trek in the mountains, but last year, thousands of children were treated in hospitals and doctors’ offices for injuries due to their school backpacks.

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