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by Paul Adler, KY3 News / Follow Paul on Facebook, Twitter @KY3Pad and Email padler@ky3.com | April 1, 2013
Springfield, Mo: 10 women will be chosen for a 12 week-long healthy makeover by the Springfield American Heart Association. We learned more about the program this morning on Ozarks Today with Pamela Hernandez from Thrive Personal Fitness.  The group wrote to us explaining the program, what's expected and eligibility requirements: As part of the Go Red For Women® Challenge, the participants will receive: · Free wellness screenings...
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from KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | January 13, 2011
Some people call it couch potato syndrome: hours spent in front of the TV or computer with little or no activity.  Now there's new evidence of just how a sedentary lifestyle can be hazardous to your health. Americans have developed some bad habits in the last few decades.  Many of us spend our workdays slouched over a desk, sitting in front of a computer. We sit during our commute home. Then we sit some more vegging out in front of the TV or computer (during our down time).  All of this sitting on our rear ends is likely to bring our lives to an end sooner than we'd like.
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From KY3 News | March 28, 2012
More than a hundred million Americans live with chronic pain so intense that it affects many aspects of their lives. Those living with chronic pain total more than those who have heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.   Now doctors are using the same technology used in our smart phones to target and zap their pain.  From working 18 hours a day on wall street to barely being able to make it into the subway.  It's been a long painful road for Justin Carriere. Justin said it was an incredible, sharp shooting pain.
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from KY3 News | March 29, 2010
It's easy to recognize that chips and pretzels are generally big sources of salt. Salt is also hidden in foods you might not realize -- making it all too easy to exceed the recommended limits of our daily sodium intake. Too much salt in our diets has been linked to higher risks for heart disease and stroke. Still, the salt shaker lives on just about any kitchen or restaurant table in America. Salt isn't just what you sprinkle on top of your food; it's already hidden inside. “What a lot of people don't realize is that sodium is in a lot of foods that don't taste salty," said Lisa Cimperman, a clinical dietitian at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
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From KY3 News | January 25, 2013
New research shows smokers can expect to die much earlier than their non-smoking friends, if they aren't able to quit the addiction early in life.  And women appear to be particularly vulnerable. Lipstick can't brighten the latest research on smoking's effect on women.  A new study from the American Cancer Society analyzed mortality trends among more than 2-million smokers for the past 50 years.   "The rates of deaths for both lung cancer and chronic lung disease and in fact from all causes have increased substantially in female smokers," said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, with the American Cancer Society.
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August 2, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- High temperatures and Excessive Heat Warnings continue this week as dangerous temperatures continue to impact the area.  Since June, 137 heat-related illnesses have been reported in Greene County.  Heat can have an accumulative effect and can lead to severe heat-related illness and even death if not treated properly.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department advises residents to continue to take steps to protect against...
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edited news release | January 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six months of age or older to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the single best protection against the flu and is very effective in preventing flu infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.  The vaccine provides 60-80 percent protection against the flu and provides roughly 70-90 percent protection against flu-related hospitalization.
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By Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News | July 11, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With sweltering heat cooking Missouri and Arkansas, many people to find ways to beat the heat. At Medicom Ice Park in Downtown Springfield where it's literally freezing where people are taking advantage of these cool temperatures and dressing for the chilly indoors. "I'm wearing a really heavy jacket and snow pants," says 10-year-old Jennifer who might be the only person in the Ozarks right now dressed for a blizzard, "I want to be prepared and not get cold.
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Edited New Release | January 8, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is currently receiving large numbers of reports of flu infections and hospitalizations from all regions of the state and is aware of seven deaths from the flu. ADH encourages everyone six months of age or older to get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the single best protection against the flu and is very effective in preventing flu infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.  The vaccine provides 60-80 percent protection against the flu and provides roughly 70-90 percent protection against flu-related hospitalization.
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From KY3 News | October 30, 2012
A condition typically associated with older adults is now hitting kids more often.  For the first time in decades, new reports show the number of strokes in older men and women is on the decline.  But  strokes have increased 30-percent in boys and girls ages five to 14.  They can even happen in the womb…or right after birth.  A talented rugby and football player, 15-year-old Jamie Finnerty is no lightweight!   But Jamie was knocked off his feet a few months ago.  "I felt like the world was spinning a thousand miles an hour.
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