🧘🏼Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo is THIS Saturday

Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo RICHMOND, Va. — Treat yourself to the Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo presented by CBS 6  Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Work out with Shaun T  Yoga  Fitness Stage Schedule  Lifestyle Stage Schedule Cooking Stage Schedule The Doctor Is In:In: Experts on sleep, weight loss, orthodontics and more Healthy living products and services  Wine Tastings Kids Zone RVAHealthExpo.com Map of Exhibitors  (coming soon) Men and children are welcome at the expo as there is something…

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‘Misbranded’ chicken nuggets recalled in Virginia, 12 other states

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 16,000 pounds of Perdue chicken nugget were recalled this week due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The nuggets contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The recalled product is the: 12-oz. packages of “PERDUE Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets” with a “USE BY” date of “MAR 11 2019” and lot codes 17009010 – 19009010. PERDUE® FUN SHAPES® REFRIGERATED BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS, DINOSAUR SHAPES (12 OZ.) They…

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$91 million case against nation’s largest insurer is a ‘clear win’ for patients

LOS ANGELES — If you’ve ever been wrongfully denied health insurance coverage, a recent court decision should give you hope in fighting your insurer and holding them accountable. That’s the key takeaway, experts say, after a California Supreme Court decision in early January paved the way for the state to collect $91 million in fines from the UnitedHealthcare Group, the nation’s largest insurance company. “It’s a clear win for consumers,” said Ben Handel, a health care economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “This seems like a case where…

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Washington is under a state of emergency as measles cases rise

As of Sunday, there are 35 confirmed cases of measles in the state of Washington — an outbreak that has already prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. “Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children,” Inslee said in his proclamation on Friday, adding that these cases create “an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties.” There were 34 cases of the measles in Clark County, which sits on the state’s southern border, just across the Columbia…

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As flu season worsens, schools close in at least 12 states

Flu activity increased over the past week, squelching hopes of an early peak and leading at least 12 states to shut down some schools. There have been as many as 11.4 million flu illnesses, 5.4 million medical visits and 136,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1, 2018 and January 19, 2019, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the week that ended January 19, the CDC reported three additional children had died due to flu-related causes, bringing the total number…

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3 benefits — and 3 precautions about outdoor winter exercise

Plummeting temperatures and less daylight cause many people to cut back significantly on exercise during this time of year or to shift their exercise indoors, to the warmth and comfort of their home or gym. This may be tempting, but here are three great reasons (and a few precautions) to encourage you to bundle up and head outside to stay fit, happy and healthy this winter. You burn more calories Research shows that exercising regularly in cold temperatures can increase the production of calorie-burning brown fat by 45% and can…

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‘Stayin’ alive’ — Man saves woman with CPR he learned from ‘The Office’

TUCSON, Ariz. — Nothing in Cross Scott’s life prepared him for finding a woman slumped over her steering wheel, her lips blue. He says he just reacted. He broke a back window, opened her door and crawled on top of her. With no training, he gave her CPR that may have saved her life. “I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” Scott told a reporter with The Arizona Daily Star. “I had no idea what I was doing.” Scott, the lead shop technician at Jack Furrier Tire &…

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Stop snuggling hedgehogs, CDC urges amid salmonella outbreak

First, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said not to kiss or snuggle with your chickens; now, the agency is cautioning against PDA with pet hedgehogs. They may be cute — if prickly — but lab tests in an ongoing investigation show that pet hedgehogs are probably to blame for a multistate salmonella outbreak. Eleven people are infected in eight states, according to the CDC. There have been no reported deaths, but one person has been hospitalized. The illnesses started in October. Ten of the eleven infected patients…

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Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer’s, study says

A gum infection was found to be a potential risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease in a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. The bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis, known as Pg, lead to the gum infection chronic periodontitis, causing chronic inflammation and potential tooth loss. This same bacteria were also found in 51 out of 53 brain autopsies of Alzheimer’s disease patients, according to new research by Dr. Stephen Dominy and Casey Lynch, founders of the pharmaceutical firm Cortexyme. The pharmaceutical company, which is focused on developing therapeutics to alter…

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