Distracted by Their Smartphones Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER

05-12-2019

According to one database, more than 2,500 men and women went to an emergency room for head and neck injuries sustained while using a smartphone between 1998 and 2017. When that number is extrapolated to include the whole country, the total is likely to be more than 76,000 people.Read more: https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/news/20191205/distracted-by-their-smartphones-pedestrians-are-landing-in-the-er?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Vaping Tied to Lung Illness Seen in Metalworkers

05-12-2019

The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San Francisco.Read more: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20191205/vaping-may-have-triggered-lung-illness-typically--only-seen-in-metalworkers?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Social Media Sympathy

05-12-2019

Nowadays, much of people's grieving shows up online. See the advice a professor of communication has about the benefits and pitfalls of mourning on social media.Read more: https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/social-media-sympathy?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen

05-12-2019

More than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and 90 to 95% are type 2, the CDC says, and metformin is the fourth-most prescribed drug in the United States.Read more: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20191205/popular-diabetes-drug-may-contain-a-carcinogen?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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‘You’ve got a friend in me’

05-12-2019

Big smiles, belly laughs and lots of holiday good cheer filled the air as the staff at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital hosted the annual holiday party and play for hundreds of pediatric hematology and oncology patients and their families. The event, held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, is a reunion of sorts, with more than 500 current and past patients and their families attending each year. This year’s production came with a very bittersweet announcement...

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Dieting Spurn the don’ts embrace the do’s

05-12-2019

Pre-roasting a batch of veggies on the weekend will ensure a steady supply of healthy, quick-hit snacks all week long. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Don’t eat sodium. Don’t eat sugar. Don’t eat trans fat. In our quest to eat well, we certainly hear a lot of “don’t do this” and “don’t do that.” But what if we focused more on the do’s for a healthy diet? Do eat more whole grains. Do eat more fruits. Do eat more veggies. According to...

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Study links arthritis to other diseases

05-12-2019

A patient with rheumatoid arthritis may face added risk of developing heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea. (For Spectrum Health Beat) People with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis—and people with rheumatoid arthritis are at added risk for heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea, researchers say. Their findings could improve understanding of how rheumatoid arthritis develops and also lead to earlier detection and screening...

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How to Start a Couch-to-5K Program

04-12-2019

With an abundance of couch-to-5K programs at your fingertips, from smartphone apps to beginner groups, it's easier than ever to start running.Read more: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/start-a-couch-to-5k-program?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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