Brutal Ragweed Season Forecast

Tweet Alan Reppert, senior meteorologist, AccuWeather. Stanley Fineman, MD, allergist; former president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Weather.com Allergy Tracker. National Weather Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20190821/brutal-ragweed-season-ahead-blame-extreme-weather?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

Tweet Meal Planning For Chemo: Help From a Dietitian By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking certain antibiotics — especially multiple times or for long courses — may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests. The researchers found that as people’s antibiotic use increased, their odds of...
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Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds. “We need to consider tailoring vaccine formulations and dosages based on the sex of the vaccine recipient, as well as their age,” said study senior author Sabra Klein....
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Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations

Tweet Advanced Breast Cancer and Your Job By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — are known to significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, but experts have long debated which women should be tested for them. New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)...
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It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking

Tweet By Steven Reinberg                HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. “The benefit of quitting smoking cannot be overstated — the cardiovascular system begins to recover quickly, with some physiologic...
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State’s Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air

Tweet Mary Walker, EPA administrator, Region 4, Atlanta. Georgia Environmental Protection Division: “State Officials Approve Plan to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions at Smyrna Plant.” Sterigenics: “Sterigenics Comments on Receipt of Georgia EPDs Approval of Voluntary Enhancement Plans.” Sterigenics, SIP Permit Application, July 30, 2019. Kevin Chambers, public information officer, Georgia Environmental...
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Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge

Tweet Aug. 19, 2019 — Some areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver remain closed due to plague-infected prairie dogs. Other wildlife and nature areas near Denver has also been closed as officials try to halt the spread of the disease, which can be transferred by fleas to humans and pets, the Washington Post reported. It was discovered in late July that plague-infected...
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Georgia Residents Demand State Act on Toxic Air

Tweet Ken Mitchell, chief of air toxics assessment implementation, EPA Region 4, Atlanta, GA. Karen Hays, chief of the Air Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta, GA. Barry Goppman, 72, Smyrna, GA. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20190819/georgia-residents-demand-state-act-on-toxic-air?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Children Make You Happier — Once They’ve Left Home

Tweet Aug. 20, 2019 — Having children can make you happier, but only when you’re older and if your children have moved out, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 55,000 people, 50 and older, in 16 European countries about their mental health and found that the “the positive aspects of parenthood dominate when getting older,” CNN reported. One of the main reasons for that...
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Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled

Tweet Aug. 19, 2019 — About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. “The material involved was pieces from a mechanical seal or gasket,” a spokesperson for Tyson Foods told CBS MoneyWatch....
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