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Many foods can be the cause of heartburn, even peppermint

Here’s a heaping helping of yuletide irony: Among the foods most often blamed for causing heartburn is peppermint. That’s right: If your Christmas traditions include downing a shot or two of Maalox to quell the fire in your belly, that innocent little candy cane just might be the culprit.

So much stress, even livesavers squirm

There are times when University Medical Center nurse Robin Parks wants to leave her patient’s room and howl in frustration.
“Some families just can’t handle the stigma of someone close to them having HIV, but pneumonia’s OK,” Parks says.

Better range of motion is right down the stretch

Stretching is one of the hardest things I do in my workouts. I don’t have the limber gene so I have to work on simple things to maintain my own flexibility. If I neglect proper stretching, my muscles tighten and stay sore longer.

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Study finds surge in young nurses over past decade

WASHINGTON — A surge in young nurses may ease forecasts of coming shortages as their baby-boomer co-workers retire.

Stallion castration plan in Nevada postponed until court ruling

Federal land managers have agreed to postpone a precedent-setting plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada pending a federal court’s review of the issue.

Thanks, Santa

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