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Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

...advances in medical treatment. In recent decades, the improvement has been driven by declines in death rates from heart disease and cancer - the nation's two leading killers.But from time to time, death rates for certain demographics have...
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Study: Fireworks pollute the air the research, the Environmental Protection Agency noted Tuesday that children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases are considered to be particularly sensitive to particle pollution. The agency recommended...
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FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...the move will reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal...cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in...which also can contribute to heart disease. Over the years, they have been...
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Living & Growing: Do symptoms isolate us or unite us?

...progress. She is punished by society for brain damage that is not her fault. Imagine the public outcry if people with heart disease, cancer or other better understood symptoms were punished for their disabilities or illnesses. Our calling is to...
Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...The IOM also recommended:-Control high blood pressure and diabetes, and don't smoke. Those are key risks for heart disease, and what's bad for your heart is bad for your brain.-Some medications commonly taken by seniors - including...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...Oklahoma, for example, had almost one-quarter of all heart disease deaths in the United States - this despite having only 1 percent of the U.S. population. Its heart disease death rate was the most distinctive.In Alaska, it's...
Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

...U.S. there are an estimated 42,000 deaths from heart disease and 7,000 deaths of non-smoker due to lung cancer...smoke-filled environments, will one day not suffer cancer and heart disease as an occupational hazard.Sometimes when something...
Empire Readers' Council: Don't mess with Daylight Saving Time

...showing there were a few more heart attacks on the Monday after DST started. These people were already vulnerable to heart disease due to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. While the study found an association between the Daylight Saving...
Report: Americans living longer

...death rates remain lower than the black and white numbers.? The 10 leading causes of death remained the same, with heart disease and cancer topping the list. Suicide is the 10th.? The suicide rate rose more than 2 percent, to 12.6 per suicide...
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Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...States has spent more than a trillion dollars on wars after the Sept. 11 attacks but does far less to prevent obesity, heart disease, cancer - even car accidents, which each year kill more people than died on Sept. 11.This month, we've watched...


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