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Is Your Coffee Fix Getting in the Way of Medication? — Health Check

The average American adult drinks about three cups of coffee a day, and while many can’t imagine a morning without it, people taking certain drugs may want to think twice.

Studies show that more than a dozen medications — antidepressants, estrogen, and thyroid and osteoporosis drugs, for example — can be affected by coffee, which can block absorption or enhance the effects of the drugs.

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Get AHA-certified Courses In One Place

Take your required American Heart Association-certified courses in one place.  Become certified with the BPCC Workforce Development and Continuing Education in a 5-course seminar. The courses offered include:

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Pot Smokers Are Less Likely to Be Obese Than Non-Smokers

People who smoke pot once a week are about 25 percent less likely to be obese than non-smokers.

According to a study by French researchers, marijuana smokers have a 16 percent rate of obeseity, whereas those who don’t partake enjoy a rate of obesity between 22 and 25 percent.

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15-Year-Old Girl Is the Youngest Person to Get a Bionic Hand [VIDEO]

12 years after losing her fingers as a result of sepsis brought on by chicken pox, 15-year-old Chloe Holmes has become the youngest person in Europe (and the first outside of America) to be fitted with bionic fingers.

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Women Gain Weight After Marriage, Men After Divorce

Getting hitched results in women putting on the pounds, whereas the male waistline is more likely to expand after a divorce.

Researchers from Ohio State University discovered this discrepancy after analyzing a study on the effects marital events had on 10,000 people between 1986 and 2008.

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Amtrak Passengers Warned About Measles Exposure

Passengers who rode on Amtrak’s northeast regional train No. 171 last Wednesday  may have been exposed to the measles. Virginia health officials issued the alert after a foreign visitor came down with the highly contagious illness.

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Dieting Forces the Brain To Eat Itself

When you’re trying to lose weight by cutting down on your food intake your brain  is busy chomping down — on itself.

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Your Health Questions Answered This Morning

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Dr. Maggio will be in-studio this morning LIVE taking your calls at 318-320-KEEL (5335).

If you've got health questions, he's got health answers!

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