Monthly Health E-News October 2011

October 2011

NCH publishes monthly newsletters covering several health topics that may be of interest to you. Please click on a newsletter below:
Breast Health News
This month's featured topic: Drop in HRT Use Tied to Fewer Mammograms
Because of the health risks associated with hormone therapy, many women abandoned hormone drugs five to 10 years ago. Those same women now appear to be skipping their annual mammogram, according to a report in the journal Cancer.
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Diabetes Health News
This month's featured topic: Processed, Red Meat Tied to Diabetes Risk?
Maybe it's time to break out the veggie hot dogs - or at least cut back on the amount of red meat you eat - if you want to prevent type 2 diabetes. 
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For Your Child News
This month's featured topic: Open Windows Fatal to Many Kids
More than 5,000 children each year fall from an open window and are seriously injured or killed. And it's not just urban kids who are at risk.
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Heart Care News
This month's featured topic: Is Marriage Good Medicine for Bypass Patients?
An intriguing new study finds that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery.
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Men's Health News
This month's featured topic: A Deadly Code of 'Honor'
Men who live in the South and West are more likely to live by a code that values defending one's honor at all costs. That mindset is linked to higher rates of accidental death.
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Mind & Body News
This month's featured topic: Roll Up Your Sleeve: It's Flu Shot Time
The CDC is urging everyone to get an annual flu shot. Although this year's vaccine provides protection against the same strains as last year's, it's still wise to improve your immunity with a shot this fall, the agency says.

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Women's Health News
This month's featured topic: This month's featured topic: Many Doctors Still Urging Yearly Pap Tests
Although national health guidelines say that some women can safely stretch the time between Pap test to three years, many doctors haven't gotten the message.
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