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January Payne

Washington, D.C., metro area

@McMURRYTMG Senior Content Editor specializing in health & medical digital & print pubs.

9 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Sodium Intake Now

health.usnews.com — 1 of 11 (iStockPhoto) It's dumped into cans of soup, packed into hot dogs and swimming in salad dressing and salsa. Exactly how bad for you are all those tiny crystals? That question's surprisingly controversial.

Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2014

health.usnews.com — Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems, Records Show One in three retired National Football League players will develop neurological problems, and those problems will develop at "notably younger ages" than is normal, numbers released Friday show.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

health.usnews.com — By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Encouragingly, the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013.

Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

health.usnews.com — By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, bladder training and weight loss could help, the group advised.

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

usnews.com — By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) - A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday.

Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Anemia

health.usnews.com — By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Anemia occurs when the blood lacks enough red blood cells, often due to poor diet or disease. The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute mentions these risk factors for anemia: Eating a poor diet that's deficient in minerals, vitamins or iron.

Health Tip: Creating a Circuit Training Workout

health.usnews.com — By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) -- Circuit training workouts involve moving between a number of cardio and strengthening exercise areas without resting. Proponents say these workouts burn calories quickly and help fight boredom. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for creating a circuit training workout: Run up and down stairs or the driveway, jump rope, then use your home exercise equipment.

China to send Ebola lab team to Sierra Leone

usnews.com — DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up. The United States is expected to announce later Tuesday that it will send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide medical and logistical support and will provide 1,700 new treatment beds.

Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

health.usnews.com — By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it's not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness should be concerned.

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

health.usnews.com — By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise leading to strong heart fitness can delay a man's onset of age-related high blood pressure by nearly a decade, a new study suggests. Blood pressure naturally increases as people grow older and their arteries become stiffer with age.
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