Health

Physical Activity: A Key Ingredient to Keeping Kids at a Healthy Weight

About one in five (21 percent) Delaware children, ages 2-17, were obese in 2014, according to the most recent Delaware Survey of Children’s Health (DSCH) sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System. The rate of obesity in 2014 is similar to the rate observed in 2011, when Nemours conducted the previous DSCH. Physical activity and sedentary time are two of many …

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The most common pre-existing medical conditions

As many as one in two Americans has some kind of illness or condition that was, at one time, considered a pre-existing medical conditions condition by insurance companies before Obamacare. For older Americans, that percentage is even higher: About 86% of your aging parents and grandparents, Americans between the ages of 55 and 64, have one, according to government estimates. …

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Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water

Flint saw fewer pregnancies, and a higher number of fetal deaths, during the period Michigan women and their unborn children were exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, according to a new research study that reviewed health records from Flint and the state. Fertility rates decreased by 12% among Flint women, and fetal death rates increased by 58%, after April 2014, …

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Owners Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma Will Face Prosecution

Owners Who Abandoned Pets During Hurricane Irma: in the days and hours leading up to Hurricane Irma‘s landfall in Florida, thousands of residents moved quickly to evacuate. Unfortunately, during the evacuation, people had to figure out what to do with their pets.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) For some residents, their pets simply couldn’t come to the storm shelters. So, owners surrendered their …

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Hurricane Irma: 6 dead at nursing home after Irma knocks out air conditioning

Six people are dead after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, according to ABC affiliate WPLG. While the causes of their deaths were not immediately clear, the facility, Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, evacuated all of its patients to hospitals due to the cooling issues. Most of the patients were treated for respiratory …

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What to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage

Researchers studying the flu vaccine in pregnancy have found a hint of a possible link between miscarriage early in pregnancy and the flu vaccine in women who received a certain version of the vaccine two years in a row. It’s the first study to identify a potential link between miscarriage and the flu vaccine and the first to assess the effect of repeat …

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Doctor in training helps dad with delivery during Irma

Doctor in training – the placenta was stuck inside the uterus — a potentially deadly situation for the mother.When the mother, Tatyanna Watkins, went into labor, ambulances couldn’t reach her because the winds were too high. The baby, Watkins’ third child, was born at home and doing well. The father, David Knight, needed to know how to cut the umbilical …

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Blythedale Children’s Hospital: The amazing journey of the formerly conjoined twins

Blythedale Children’s Hospital – In a corner room of Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York, Jadon and Anias had recovered for the past nine months of extensive rehabilitation after the surgery to separate the formerly conjoined twins. The two boys captivated millions around the world when they underwent a 27-hour separation surgery in October. The twins, who were 13 …

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What Women About to Give Birth Need to Hear Most

Eight years ago, I was a young, pregnant mother with a baby book in each hand. I read What to Expect When You’re Expecting and all the other popular how-tos from cover to cover. I wanted to be as prepared as possible when I walked into my first delivery. But by the time I finally waddled into the hospital, I’d heard …

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