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    Fitness Pros Name Top Workout Trends for 2018

    The American College of Sports Medicine surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training is forecast as 2018's most popular trend in fitness.…

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    Tips To Preventing Frostbite This Winter

    (Cleveland, OH) -- Frostbite is a risk as icy weather grips much of the nation. Dr. Tom Waters with the Cleveland Clinic says frostbite sets in when soft tissue in the skin begins to freeze.

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    Report: Life Expectancy Down In The U.S.

    (Washington, DC) -- An epidemic of drug overdoses is lowering life expectancy in the U.S.

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    Gerontologist Offers Tips For Talking With Elderly Parents About Driving

    A Connecticut gerontologist is offering tips for talking with elderly parents about driving safety.

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    Study: Pollution Wipes Out Exercise Benefits

    A new study says exercise can't beat pollution. British researchers found the build-up of polluted air in city centers prevents the heart and lungs from realizing the benefits exercise usually…

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    Facebook Launches AI To Help Prevent Suicides

    Facebook is launching software designed to stop people from killing themselves.

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    November Is National Caregiving And Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    November is National Caregiving and Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a new poll to help bring awareness to the subject.

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    Fire Risks Double During Holidays

    An insurance company is reminding people of holiday fire hazards. The Hartford Chief Claim Officer John Kinney says our seasonal decorations are just one thing that increase fire risk.

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    November Is National Diabetes Month

    November is National Diabetes Month and Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases wants you to know that you are the center of your diabetes care…

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    Two Studies Find People Love Dogs More Than Other Humans

    Two major studies show that people love dogs more than other humans.

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    Study Shows Clear Link Between Sugar And Cancer

    Scientists are shedding more light on the link between sugar and cancer.

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    Study: Drinking Coffee May Lower Death Risk

    Another study shows higher coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of death. Doctor Debbie Plate with the Cleveland Clinic didn't participate in the study, but says evidence shows an extra…

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    Mental Illness Getting Attention This Month

    The problem of mental illness in America is getting extra attention this month. Doctor Husseini Manji at the drugmaker Janssen says as many as 18% of American adults and 20% of children suffer from…

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    Cleveland Clinic Doctor Talks Artificial Sweeteners

    Did you know that artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and disease? Doctor Mark Hyman is with the Cleveland Clinic.

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    Beware Of Decorative Lenses This Halloween

    Doctor Allison Babiuch with the Cleveland Clinic says using Halloween-themed contact lenses off the shelf without a prescription or proper fitting can be scary.

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Cleveland Clinic: Ragweed Pollen Typically Peaks Around Labor Day

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If you find yourself struggling with sneezing and watery eyes, a ragweed allergy may be to blame.

Doctor Lily Pien with the Cleveland Clinic says ragweed pollen typically peaks around Labor Day in the Midwest, and the airborne particles can travel up to 400 miles from where the pollen came from.

Doctor Pien says ragweed can be difficult to identify as there are several species and they range in colors and sizes. She says symptoms of ragweed allergy include nasal itching, sneezing, congestion, post nasal drip and eyes that are itchy, red and swollen. Ragweed can also aggravate asthma symptoms for some people and cause shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing.

Doctor Lily Pien with the Cleveland Clinic says it's important to get your allergy medications before ragweed season peaks.

 

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