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Seniors more likely to fall when taking opioids after hospital treatment: Study

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Seniors recovering from trauma after being admitted to hospitals may be more likely to have falls when taking prescribed opioids, according to a new study. While opioids are commonly used to manage acute pain, they can have harmful side effects, particularly for seniors. In this study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, those who had filled …

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110-year-old woman shares what she’s most looking forward to

Courtesy Stratford Rehabilitation Center(DANVILLE, Va.) — Avicia Thorpe is a “star” in her community. The former educator, who began teaching in segregated Virginia schools in 1933, celebrated her 110th birthday on April 16 to much fanfare. Along with her fellow residents of Stratford Rehabilitation Center in Danville, Virginia, Danville Mayor John Gilstrap and Vice Mayor Alonzo Jones attended the celebration …

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Freezing fat cells: Noninvasive fat reduction procedures gaining in popularity

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The majority of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States last year — more than 15.7 million of the overall 17.5 million — were considered minimally invasive and did not require major surgery, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The most common surgeries were breast augmentation, liposuction and nose reshaping. The …

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Tips for choosing the right shampoo

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The hair-care aisle can be an intimidating place for those who don’t know what they’re looking for. To demystify the process of selecting a shampoo, “Good Morning America” spoke with celebrity hair stylists Brant Mayfield and Robert Lopez of Chris McMillan the Salon in Beverly Hills; Ashley Streicher of Striiike in Beverly Hills; and Michael Sparks of …

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Can being cold help you lose weight?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one likes to be cold enough to shiver, but what if being cold could actually increase your metabolism, improve blood sugar and help you lose weight? A study done on mice at the University of Tokyo supports this idea. The researchers found that a certain type of cells called beige fat can actively break down fat …

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New Study Shows Baby Wipes Linked To Food Allergies

The use of baby wipes may promote childhood food allergies by disrupting the skins natural protective barrier, US researchers say. However the infant must already carry certain genetic mutations that affect the skin. A study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, suggests a mix of environmental and genetic factors must coexist to trigger a food allergy. The factors …

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Non Smokers Fed Up, Want Equal Time To Smoke Breaks

If you don’t smoke, and you find it annoying that your co-workers who do are always running outside to light up, listen up.  According to a new survey, some non-smokers feel they should get extra vacation days to make up for all those smoke breaks their nicotine-addicted colleagues are getting. In a survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted …

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Don’t Rush–Lose Weight Slowly, It Stays Off Longer

People have grown so accustomed to quick-fix weight-loss plans that losing a pound a week is viewed as “too slow” or somehow disappointing. Most experts agree that losing 1 to 2 pounds per week is the recipe for long-term weight management. Anything faster than that seems to increase the potential for weight re-gain, with many people gaining even more weight than …

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Save Time Cleaning With These Kitchen Hacks

  Good Housekeeping style director Lori Bergamotto appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share some of her top hacks for easy and cost-saving ways to tidy up your home using items you most likely already have around the house. Here is a breakdown of how you can use some common household items to tackle some of the hardest-to-clean messes …

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Baltimore Pastor’s Non-Profit Helps Families With Mental Health After Violence

Andre Humphrey(BALTIMORE) — In 2014, 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was sitting on her porch in Baltimore when a stray bullet struck and killed her while she was playing. As police and EMTs swirled around the grieving and traumatized family, another first responder was called in: Pastor Andre Humphrey. Humphrey has run the Baltimore Trauma Response Team (BTRT), a non-profit organization that …

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