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Take a Facebook break

In the movie “The Social Network,” a fictional depiction of the founding of Facebook, tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake, remarks, “We lived on farms, we lived in cities, and now we’re going to live on the internet!”

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Taking carbon monoxide seriously

Mark Scott, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Kansas Hospital, explains how hyperbolic chambers help relieve headaches, nausea and other symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. Odorless and colorless, the gas kills 400 to 500 people in the U.S. each year and sickens thousands of others.

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It’s flu season: What you need to know

With the arrival of colder weather comes the influenza virus, otherwise known as the flu. The flu is a common viral respiratory illness we see year after year in the emergency department. Traditionally starting in November, the number of flu cases we see in the ER starts to climb.

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7 tips for making it through the winter

The older I get, the harder I find it is to stay warm in winter, indoors or out, and I’m happy to share the measures I’ve found helpful, short of moving to the tropics. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to succumb to the known hazards of winter weather.

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Give your resolutions a time frame

As the New Year revolves into place, many are dealing with the problem of making a resolution that they never really thought about. It’s the most popular, and also the most commonly broken resolution: to lose weight and get in shape or get fit.

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How holiday music may help your health

This time of year, the songs of the season are everywhere: at the mall, in elevators, on TV and in the earbuds of many personal audio devices. Why is holiday music so beloved? Mayo Clinic experts say music can benefit your health physically and emotionally. (Courtesy of Mayo Clinic)

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Taking carbon monoxide seriously

Mark Scott, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Kansas Hospital, explains how hyperbolic chambers help relieve headaches, nausea and other symptoms associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. Odorless and colorless, the gas kills 400 to 500 people in the U.S. each year and sickens thousands of others.
Donna McGuire The Kansas City Star
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Taking carbon monoxide seriously

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