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Safety Tip: Learn Infant CPR And First Aid

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.

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Digital Devices And Children’s Eye Health

Imperial, California (NAPSI) - Spending too much time in front of a computer screen can present a number of challenges for young people, including eye strain and blurred vision. Fortunately, experts say taking a few simple steps can help to protect eye health.

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New Clues About the Source of Racial Health Disparities

Los Angeles, California - A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at USC and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has found evidence that the persistent health disparities across race may, in part, be related to anxiety about being confronted by negative racial stereotypes while receiving healthcare.

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Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Trillions of bacteria live in each person’s digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Dallas, Texas - Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

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Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

Washington, DC - Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. Heritability also outweighed other risk factors in this largest study of its kind to date.

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Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice

Rochester, Minnesota - Wait no more for the transition to genomic medicine as we look towards the future of health care. It’s here, and it’s changing the way doctors care for everything from cancer to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. But the reality is that most physicians report insufficient knowledge to maximize the benefits of these powerful new tools on behalf of their patients.

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Pay it forward with random acts of kindness

Scottsdale, Arizona - A couple of weeks ago, I walked into my office after a long morning meeting and found my favorite cup of coffee waiting for me by my computer. It was perfect timing, and such an unexpected treat! This small gesture had just made my day so much brighter.

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