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Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk...
SOURCES: Jeffrey Carr, M.D., professor, radiology, biomedical informatics and cardiovascular medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; Philip Greenland, M.D., professor, department of preventive medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; Byron Lee M.D., professor, medicine, chair, arrhythmia research, University of California, San Francisco; Feb. 8, 2017, JAMA Cardiology, online

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 -- Young adults with any amount of calcified plaque in their arteries are already at risk of a heart attack, a new study finds.

Among those 32 to 46 years old, even a little calcified plaque -- called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries -- can boost the ...

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Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens...
SOURCES: Rochelle Hentges, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, psychology department, University of Pittsburgh; Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D., clinic director, Southern Methodist University Center for Family Counseling, Dallas; Feb. 8, 2017, Child Development, online

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 -- "Harsh" parenting that includes frequent yelling, hitting and threats may bring out the worst in teens' behavior instead of getting them to toe the line, a new study suggests.

Tracking nearly 1,500 students over nine years, researchers found that those who were ...

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U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas...
SOURCE: Feb. 2, 2017, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 -- There's good news when it comes to American teens' diets, with more high school kids saying no to sodas and other sweetened beverages, researchers say.

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that while just over a third of kid...

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