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Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

Benefits of breathing: Beijing’s Olympic babies born heavier, study finds

April 29, 2015

A study released in a scientific journal on Tuesday finds that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing Olympics – when aggressive measures by the Chinese government over a seven-week period significantly reduced air pollution – gave birth to heavier and presumably healthier babies.

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Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight

April 28, 2015

Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. Late pregnancy is a particularly important period of fetal growth, and the study suggests pollution may interfere with this period of development.

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Study shows worked-based wellness programs reduce weight

Study shows worked-based wellness programs reduce weight

March 31, 2015

A Medical Center study shows that workplace wellness programs can be effective in helping people lose weight by providing healthier food choices and increasing opportunities for physical activity, particularly if these efforts are designed with the input and active participation of employees.

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Baseball players often struck out by concussions

Baseball players often struck out by concussions

November 19, 2014

A new analysis of Major League Baseball statistics by Medical Center researchers shows that concussed players may be returning to the batting lineup before they’re fully recovered.

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Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

May 6, 2014

A Medical Center study shows that disparities in coverage between whites and Hispanics persists despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums.

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Mercury Exposure, Autism-like Behaviors Delinked

Mercury Exposure, Autism-like Behaviors Delinked

July 23, 2013

The debate over fish consumption has long created a dilemma for expecting mothers and physicians.

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