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Posted: Feb 25, 2013 6:07 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 6:07 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: relationship, insecurity, anxiety, t-cells, stress hormone, "choosing wisely", cough medicine, ct scan, x-ray, lower back pain, mediterranean diet, heart attack, stroke

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 25, 2013 -

Your relationship with your significant other may make you sick, especially when it comes to insecurity and anxiety.

Researchers say the feelings boost levels of a stress hormone.

They lower the levels of T-cells, which help fight off infection.

The study showed people were sick more often if they were anxious and stressed about their relationship.

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A group of the nation's top doctors rallies against wasteful but common medical procedures.

They put together a list to cut cut down on unnecessary medicine, called "Choosing Wisely".

Some of the warnings include not giving cough medicine to kids under four because it doesn't help and can cause side effects, CT scans for kids are rarely necessary, women 30-65 only need pap tests once every three years and x-rays aren't needed for lower back pain.
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Eating a Mediterranean diet may be good for both your heart and waistline.

The diet is rich in nuts, extra virgin olive oil. Fruits and veggies and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke by 30%

Many doctors believe the Mediterranean diet, mixed with some moderate exercise could create the perfect recipe for a healthy heart.

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