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Winter Vitamin D deficiency affecting moods, health

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Not only has it been frigid this month, we’ve also had many cloudy, gloomy days.

22News Registered Dietitian Nancy Dell says that because of the sun’s angle between November and April, New Englanders don’t get enough Vitamin D naturally from the sun. 81 more words

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3-D treadmill at SCSU helping runners recover from, prevent injury

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — High-tech research is underway at Southern Connecticut State University: a high-powered tool to reduce the risk of injuries and enhance performance for weekend warriors, passionate about running. 331 more words

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Transgender Hormone Therapy Doesn't Seem to Pose Major Risks

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone therapy for transgender adults is generally safe, according to a new review.

The findings should ease the concerns of some doctors and transgender people who’ve wondered about the safety of such therapy, the researchers said. 245 more words

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Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The dentist’s office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, a new study suggests.

“In light of findings from the study, the dental visit could be a useful opportunity to conduct diabetes screening among at-risk, undiagnosed patients — an important first step in identifying those who need further testing to determine their diabetes status,” wrote principal investigator Shiela Strauss. 146 more words

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Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report. 329 more words

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Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Twenty percent of people with heart disease don’t respond to cholesterol-lowering statins and may have dangerously clogged arteries, researchers have found. 492 more words

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Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. 725 more words

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