The Regional Paramedical Services has 40 new Zoll X-Series heart monitors. They monitor hear rates to paramedics in real time as they perform CPR.
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
The Birmingham Health Care’s (BHC) black lung department has been giving free screenings for coal miners with their mobile testing center.
After following thousands of people, doctors at the Washington University School of Medicine say they’ve found a significant number of alcoholics also suffer from disorders such as binge eating.
Researchers found the markers were significantly higher in people who took their own lives, as well as in patients who have suicidal thoughts.
Wednesday is National Senior Citizens Day and Rite Aid is celebrating by offering a free health and wellness fair for local seniors.
“The weight of the backpack should never be lower than the waist line, so the straps should be adjusted so that the backpack fits high up on her shoulders,” said Dr. David Marshall of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “The shoulder straps need to be two of them, not just one, and also they need to be wide and padded.”
Researchers at the clinic followed 40,000 people and concluded that four or more cups a day causes a 21 percent higher mortality rate.
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Researchers say about a third of children who grow up with smokers ended up smoking in the last year.
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According new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many states are falling behind on the amount of students who are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
“It’s not just the one high force lick that we are concerned with”
Since January, a total of 21 cases have been reported in Shelby, St. Clair and Chilton Counties.
The research was conducted by researchers at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
The risk factors include body mass index, use of oral contraceptives, menopausal status and how many children a woman has had.