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Health

Mich. university uses human birthing simulator

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Flint Journal. FLINT, Mich. – The robot is lifelike. It’s dressed in a hospital … Full story    

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Top 3 reasons you aren’t losing weight: Diet, training, sleep

Everybody hopes when they make a few changes to their diet and fitness routine, they will start to lose weight. There are a couple of … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

WASHINGTON – Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

CVS tacks on tobacco payment with network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

Mich. university uses human birthing simulator

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Flint Journal. FLINT, Mich. – The robot is lifelike. It’s dressed in a hospital … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

Make treat time for kids every week

It’s every dentist’s dread, a nutritional nightmare, the double dare that can’t be denied, the challenge of not only facing but actually becoming that which … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation. … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Massachusetts brings transparency to health care prices

Without much fanfare, Massachusetts launched a new era of health care shopping last week. Anyone with private health insurance in the state can now go … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Patients learn to monitor their own vital signs

BEND, Ore. – Ken Dalton is first to admit it: He should have warned his friends about the possibility that he could “go off the … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

This is Bone, Joint Week

Sixty-two-year-old “Alice” went for her regular physical appointment and the physical was not much different than last year. Even her doctor thought the same. Although, … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Step toward artificial hand with a sense of touch

Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently to grasp, letting … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

FTC says drop the caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. – If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked – but at … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Lying to kids is wrong, but sometimes necessary

True or false: A parent should never lie to a child. This is a hard one. Take your time. Think about it. Talk to your … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Cleaner air drops cancer risk

LOS ANGELES – By at least one measure, Southern California’s air is getting healthier. The risk of cancer from airborne pollutants has dropped by more … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014