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A Deficiency Spells Breastfeeding Trouble

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    Researchers found low zinc levels in breast milk could be caused by a common genetic mutation # Zinc levels in breast milk may determine breast function during lactation, according to a new Penn State report. # In earlier research, Shannon L. Kelleher and colleagues found the protein ZnT2 is critical for secreting zinc […]

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PMS and Your Heart

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The few days each month you spend with your heating pad pressed against your stomach are bad enough. But now a new study has found that women with severe PMS symptoms are also at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure and, eventually, heart disease. # For the study, researchers analyzed data from 1,257 […]

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Family’s Health History

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by Theresa Lou Bowick BSN,RN   Your family history may be one of the greatest infl uences on your risk of developing chronic health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. Even though you cannot change your genetic makeup, knowing your family history can help you reduce your risk of developing certain health problems. […]

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Where Are All the Black Male Doctors? | Ellington

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    Lauren Silverman For years, one young doctor has been trying to figure out why so few black men go into medicine. His conclusion: The lack of role models. Oviea Akpotaire and Jeffrey Okonye put in long days working with patients at the veterans’ hospital in south Dallas as fourth-year medical students at the University […]

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Your Mouth, Your Health

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BHM Edit Staff , You can tell a lot about your health through your mouth. You can learn a lot about your health from your mouth. #Gum disease and diabetes go hand in hand. Diabetes can lower your body’s ability to resist infection. Elevated blood sugars increase the risk of developing gum disease. And gum […]

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Med. marijuana concerns ahead of deadline

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Rochester, N.Y. – Medical marijuana grown in Rochester will be ready January 5, yet there are questions whether eligible patients will be able to get it. “We haven’t figured it out yet, which makes the January deadline really difficult for us,” said Dr. William Valenti. Before a patient can be approved by the state, he […]

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Fidelis Care to Open Rochester Community Office – Yahoo Finance

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 Residents Invited to Join Grand Opening Celebration   ROCHESTER, NY–(Marketwired – October 16, 2015) – Fidelis Care, a Statewide health plan with over 1.3 million members, invites the public to the opening of its downtown Rochester Community Office. The new community office, located at 28 East Main Street (First Federal Plaza), will host a grand […]

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Trillium Health Gives Hope

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By Kenny F. Jean James Quinn is a man who did not have a strong regard for those in the medical field. As a matter of fact, he was not a “trusting person” because he expected that something would “jump off” at any time; so his guard was always up. That was before this 61-year […]

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