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Keep burnout at bay

The pace of life today is crazy. Many people juggle multiple responsibilities — work, home life, caregiving and relationships. How many times have you felt like the demands, expectations and time pressure are exhausting and relentless?

Sealed chamber brings wonders of nature to hospitalized kids

At North Carolina Children’s Hospital, immune-compromised kids can experience the natural environment while getting around hospital rules — digging in dirt, poking into pitcher plants and observing other wonders of nature otherwise prohibited — thanks to a new device called the WonderSphere.

St. Jude halts pacemaker implants due to data, battery issues

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday it has notified doctors to stop implants of one of its cardiac pacemakers, citing reports of problems with electronic data reporting caused by a battery malfunction that could put patients at risk.

Caring for the opioid epidemic’s youngest victims

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Before hospitals in the rest of the country started seeing a surge in the number of infants born with severe drug withdrawal symptoms, this town of 50,000 was already facing a crisis.

Study shows health improving globally

LONDON — Globally, people’s health is improving and life expectancy is rising, but progress is far from universal with chronic diseases bringing long-term illness and causing seven out of 10 deaths, according to research published on Thursday.

For kids, psoriasis is tied to more body fat

Children with psoriasis more often have thicker waists than kids without the skin condition, suggesting they may face higher risk later on for heart disease and diabetes, according to a recent study.

Diners want healthier foods: Even Cup Noodles is trying to please them

LOS ANGELES — Cup Noodles became a staple in college dorms because of its cost and convenience. If you had pocket change, boiling water and three minutes to spare, you could eat Japanese ramen — or at least an approximation of it — out of a handy foam cup.

Students often find school sex education negative

Many students say the sex and relationship education in their schools can be negative and “heterosexist,” and the way teachers approach the subject is ineffective, according to a review of international research.

Doctor faces loss of license over vaccine note

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Robert Sears is one of the leading voices in the anti-vaccination world, a hero to parents suspicious of childhood immunizations that public health officials say are crucial to preventing disease outbreaks.
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Avoid overuse injuries

Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries.