U.S. Infant Vaccination Rates High

Washington, DC - The vast majority of parents are making sure that their children get vaccinated against potentially serious diseases, according to data from CDC’s 2013 National Immunization Survey (NIS) – Children (19-35 months) published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).  While vaccination coverage increased or remained stable for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines in 2013, coverage varied by state, and low coverage levels can leave states and communities vulnerable to outbreaks of potentially serious vaccine preventable diseases.

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Youth are quietly losing their hearing

West Lafayette, Indiana - Children and teens constantly plugged into personal listening devices, such as phones, computers or music players, could be harming their ears without realizing it, says a Purdue University audiologist.

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Vision problems for older adults can dim life expectancy

West Lafayette, Indiana - Older adults losing vision as they age are more likely to face an increased mortality risk, according to new research from Purdue University.

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Tips On Improving Your Child’s Health

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - It’s estimated that about one-third of kids in theUnited States are overweight or obese. Being overweight as a child can lead to health problems later in life. Fortunately, as a parent or other caregiver, there are things you can do to help your child consume healthy foods and beverages, be physically active, and get to and stay at a healthy weight.

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Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Dallas, Texas - Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).

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White, Straight Women Leading Surge in Infertility Treatments

Washington, DCX - Heterosexual white women are twice as likely as racial or sexual minority women to obtain medical help to get pregnant, according to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association.

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