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Veterans: Health Care Updates You Need To Know

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Health care and health insurance are complex for most people, but for veterans even more so. Veterans have different and unique health care options that make decision making even more challenging. If you or a loved one has served in the military, it’s important to be aware of recent health care changes and the range of health coverage options available to veterans.

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Tips For Keeping Fit While Sitting

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - Sitting too long in a conventional chair at the office or on the couch at home is bad news for the body but you can do something about it. According to chiropractor Dr. Todd Comer, who specializes in musculoskeletal and repetitive stress injuries, it can weaken the muscles of the spine, decrease metabolic activity, which is linked to heart disease, and can even decrease a person’s life span.

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A sermon and a flu shot: Taking preventive health care into community spaces

Los Angeles, California - A church. A city park. An office. These are not the typical settings for a medical checkup. But a new nationwide study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that providing health services in unorthodox settings helps underserved adults get preventive care.

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Protein in ‘good cholesterol’ may be a key to treating pulmonary hypertension

Los Angeles, California - Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels and hardening arteries, which causes diseases like atherosclerosis. A new study at UCLA demonstrates that they may also contribute to pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs.

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Providing futile treatment prevents other patients from receiving the critical care they need

Los Angeles, California - Providing futile treatment in the intensive care unit sets off a chain reaction that causes other ill patients who need medical attention to wait for critical care beds, according to a study by UCLA and RAND Health.

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Second-Hand E-Cigarette Smoke: Healthier Than Regular Cigarette Smoke, but Still Contains Some Toxic Elements

Los Angeles, California - E-cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins into the air, according to a new study from USC.

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Eye implant developed at Stanford could lead to better glaucoma treatments

Stanford, California - For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor - and control - increasing pressure within the eye.

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An end to drug errors?

Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT alumni entrepreneurs Gauti Reynisson MBA ’10 and Ívar Helgason HS ’08 spent the early 2000s working for companies that implemented medication-safety technologies - such as electronic-prescription and pill-barcoding systems - at hospitals in their native Iceland and other European countries.

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