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February 2017


Do Health Trackers Help You Lose Weight?

Logging what you eat helps you make healthier choices and counting your steps can motivate you to keep moving. Andrew Freeman, MD, director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, explains how using a fitness tracker may help you reach your lifestyle goals.

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New Guidelines for Infants & Peanuts

Peanut AllergyDoes your baby have severe eczema, or an egg allergy, or both? New guidelines say introducing peanut-containing foods can reduce the possibility of developing a peanut allergy by 81 percent.

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10 Tips for Eating Less Meat

Less MeatDid you resolve to eat healthier in 2017? Adding more vegetables to your diet can help reduce the risk of heart and other diseases. Start simple by going meatless at breakfast or on Mondays. 

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Get Recipes for Healthy Eating

Healthy EatingLooking for healthy recipes to keep your eating on track? Some of our favorite recipes are: Kale Pesto Gnocchi, Hominy Chili with Beans, and Grilled Veggies and Cheese Sandwich. Check out our whole list and find a recipe to try tonight!

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New Beryllium Rule Increases Protection

Cell TowerNew standards for beryllium exposure in the workplace “… will protect thousands of workers in the United States from the debilitating and potentially deadly effects of inhaling beryllium ... ,” said Lisa Maier, MD, chief of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

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Clinical Trials

Preventing COPD Flare-Ups with Beta Blockers

Our researchers are seeking individuals ages 40 to 85 with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other forms of COPD for a clinical trial to determine if a medication (Metoprolol) can reduce flare-ups. The trials will also study the effects of beta blockers on shortness of breath, lung function and ability to exercise. Learn more.

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