Top Medical Stories for Monday, April 29th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Need to Remember Something? Clench Your Fist! Clenching the right fist during an event or when learning something new creates a stronger memory and clenching the left fist later improves the recollection of that memory, according to a recent study.

Skin Cancer Increases Risk Of Other Cancers Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School have discovered that white people who have had skin cancer, other than melanoma, may be at increased risk of having other forms of cancer in the future.

The Health Impact of Growing Up in the “Stroke Belt” More people have strokes and die of strokes in the southeastern area known as the stroke belt than in the rest of the United States. Researchers have discovered that adults who spent their teenage years living in the stroke belt have a higher risk of having a stroke in the future.

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