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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

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People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Those TV Drug Ads Distract Us From The Medical Care We Need

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Doctors spend lots of time answering questions about the latest drug ad, and that means less time answering questions that could really help your health, a primary care physician says.

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Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias

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Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.

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Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth

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An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.

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ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

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A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

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Dr. T. Colin Campbell: Why Is Nutrition Ignored In Medicine?

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Airs Tuesday, January 10th at 7p, Thursday, January 12th at 8p, Sunday, January 15th at 12p, Monday, January 23rd at 7p, Thursday, January 26th at 10:30p and Thursday, February 2nd at 8p on WVIA-TV

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The Concert to Face Addiction

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Airs Thursday, November 2nd at 8p on WVIA-TV

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Fact or Fiction? Reverse Cardiovascular Disease with Nutrition

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Airs Tuesday, May 17th at 7p on WVIA-TV

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Kendra Aucker

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President and CEO of Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg

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Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman

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Airs Wednesday, March 23rd at 10p on WVIA-TV

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NPR Health News

Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often

Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an...

Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

Advocates in Texas wants to help people who've been disabled by gun violence talk to lawmakers. Victims say they...

How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the...

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

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Health News from Next Avenue

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