American Indian and Alaska Native death rates nearly 50 percent greater than those of non-Hispanic whites

Washington, DC - Death records show that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) death rates for both men and women combined were nearly 50 percent greater than rates among non-Hispanic whites during 1999-2009. The new findings were announced through a series of CDC reports released online today by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).

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Sedona John of God Crystal Bed Healing Center Announces Expanded Healing and Service Offerings

Sedona, Arizona - Sedona John of God Crystal Bed Healing Center held its official grand opening in February 2014. The response to that initial offering was so overwhelming, the company is now debuting even more healing modalities and services. Kimberly Dawn, owner, operator and Sedona healer, has announced a range of expanded services available for those seeking healing in Sedona.

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American Heart Association launches its first online Pediatric First Aid & CPR course

Dallas, Texas - For parents and child care providers, the stats about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting. More than 12,000 children die from accidental injuries each year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder

Washington, DC - A variant in a gene active in cells of the ovary may lead to the overproduction of androgens - male hormones similar to testosterone - occurring in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health. The discovery may provide information to develop a test to diagnose women at risk for PCOS and also for the development of a treatment for the condition.

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National DNA Day

Rochester, Minnesota - Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA.

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Can drinking pomegranate juice help lower my cholesterol?

Scottsdale, Arizona - It's unclear whether drinking pomegranate juice can lower cholesterol. But, it's thought that pomegranate juice could block or slow the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries when you have persistent, elevated levels of fats (lipids) in your blood and other risk factors associated with heart disease.

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