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1/17/03

HealthWise at 5 From 1.17

  • Heart Attack 9-1-1 

A study looked at four years of heart attack patient data discovered half those patients drive themselves to the hospital instead of calling 9-1-1. And the report in the Univeristy of Birmingham says when you drive yourself, you are doubling your risk of death, but if you call 9-1-1, paramedics can get you started on clot buster drugs, or even use a defibrillator if necessary. They warn that the first 60 minutes is critical and that among the patients who die, most die in that first hour. So if you are feeling symptoms of a heart attack, take this advice: call 9-1-1 and let the paramedics get you to the hospital.

  • Sea Squirts

Though it looks small and unassuming, the sea squirt offers great promise for Breast Cancer treatment. A substance derived from the sea squirt called ET-743 is being studied by researchers at Fox Chase Center in Philadelphia. The researchers are focusing their efforts on treating advanced Breast Cancer witht the agent. They say that ET-743 prevents cells from multiplying and also causes cancer cells to die. The medical researchers say that less than an ounce of the powerful stuff is enough to treat dozens of patients.

  • Flavored Milk

Kids and chocolate milk are a winning combnation according to the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, kids who drink flavored milk boost their overall calcium intake. The nutrition group says that kids who drink flavored milk consume fewer nutrient-void drinks like soda or juice-based drinks. The milk drinkers also didn't increase their overall intake of sugar. To meet their daily requiementskids need three to four glasses of milk a day.

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