Health News Brief: Teen Health Habits May Shorten Their Lives, Posting Simple Signs Might Get People to Take the Stairs More Often, Blood Clot Guidelines Challenge ‘Economy Class Syndrome’ American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

February 14, 2012   

Blood Clot Guidelines Challenge ‘Economy Class Syndrome’; Sitting is Real Culprit
Good news for budget-minded travelers: There’s no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots, according to new guidelines from medical specialists.
Source: The American College of Chest Physicians Read More

Women With Diabetes May Be At Risk For Hearing Loss Female diabetes patients may experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they get older, particularly if their condition is not well-controlled by medication, according to a new study conducted at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Source: Henry Ford Hospital Read More

Teen Health Habits May Shorten Their Lives
A study of 5,500 US teens found their poor health habits might cost them years from their lives, researchers suggest.
Source: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Read More

Posting Simple Signs Might Get People to Take the Stairs More Often
What does it take to make people more physically active? Maybe just a sign.
Source: American Journal of Preventative Medicine Read More

Anaphylaxis After Vaccines Proves Extremely Rare
Anaphylaxis in children following immunizations is extremely rare, with no events associated with infant and preschool schedule vaccinations and a delayed onset of symptoms in other children.
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood Read More

Boy Survives Delayed Reaction to Peanut Allergy + Emergency Plan
Today we've included two back-to-back articles about the serious issue of peanut allergies. Please read the first about a young boy who unknowingly ate a snack with peanuts, immediately followed by an article on emergency action plans for those with food allergies. As quoted in the article, "Children with dangerous or life threatening peanut allergies should wear a medical alert bracelet."
Source: Omaha KETV Read More


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