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Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors
Health Tip: Preventing Health Problems in Seniors (HealthDay News) -- Preventive care can help diagnose potential health problems early, protecting you as you age. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: Getting regular vaccinations for flu and pneumonia. If you're a woman, getting breast cancer screening every two years, or as frequently as your doctor recommends. Regular colorectal cancer screening. Regular screening for diabetes. Regular testing of blood cholesterol. Regular screening f...
Health Highlights: May 1, 2015
Health Highlights: May 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Medicare Data Breaks Down Spending on Generics, Brand Name Drugs While generic medications are prescribed most often for Medicare patients, the most money is spent on brand name drugs, U.S. government data released Thursday shows. Experts think the findings could point to ways to save money under the Medicare Part D prescription drug program, according to the Associated ...
Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection
Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection (HealthDay News) -- A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria become prolific in the bladder, kidneys or elsewhere in the urinary tract. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse says symptoms of UTI may include: A burning sensation during urination. The frequent need to urinate, though often passing little urine. Pain in the side below the ribs or in the back. Bloody or cloudy urine that may have a bad odor. Chil...
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk
How to Lower Your Stroke Risk FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of ways you can reduce your risk of stroke, a neurologist says. "Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability," Dr. Jose Biller, chair of Illinois-based Loyola University's department of neurology, said in a university news release. "Stroke can happen to anyone at any age." Stroke risk is increased by lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressu...
Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory
Heart Failure Implant Tied to Weakening of Thinking, Memory THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports. Left ventricular assist devices are surgically implanted in patients with advanced heart failure who are awaiting a heart transplant or unable to receive one, said lead author Dr. Timothy Fendler, a research fellow at St. Luke's Mid Amer...
Heroin Use Surges Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers
Heroin Use Surges Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin use rose among people who abuse prescription narcotic painkillers such as Oxycontin or Vicodin, a new study found. The most significant increase was a 75 percent jump in the number of white people using heroin in 2008 to 2011, researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health revealed. "The noteworthy increase in the annual rate of heroin abuse or dependence among . ...
Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure
Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure can be tough to resist for children, and making healthy food choices while hanging out with friends is no exception. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says parents should: Create strong, healthy habits at home that will influence your child's behavior outside home. While dining out as a family, teach your child how to eat mindfully and slowly, and select healthy menu choices. Help build your child's self-esteem ...
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory
Health Tip: Muscle Up Your Memory (HealthDay News) -- Learning new things can help keep your mind sharper, no matter what your age. Harvard Medical School recommends: Take up a new skill or hobby. Continue to read, do puzzles or attend night school. Engage all of your senses each day by taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes around you. Believe that you can keep your memory strong and sharp. Use a calendar or reminder app to remind you of appointments and other commitments. Repeat something you...
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to exercise less and fret less about their weight than white women, and their heart disease risks are also lower, a new study suggests. Examining data from female employees of a Miami-based health system, researchers theorized that a more upbeat attitude among Hispanic women might contribute to their better cardiovascular health. Hispanic women logged more favorable results in 10 of 1...
Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds
Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too few hospitals in the United States are doing everything they can to protect patients from a potentially deadly intestinal infection, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed almost 400 hospitals nationwide to determine what measures they had taken to prevent Clostridium difficile infections, which kill nearly 30,000 Americans a year and cause il...
Health Tip: Fitting a Bicycle Helmet
Health Tip: Fitting a Bicycle Helmet (HealthDay News) -- Wearing a helmet while biking can offer significant protection against head injury, but the helmet must fit properly. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions: The helmet's padding should offer a more snug fit. Make sure the helmet doesn't move in any direction. It should sit level, not tilted. Look for a helmet labeled with a Consumer Product Safety Commission sticker, which confirms it has met certain safety standards. If wearing a used hel...
Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children
Health Tip: Promoting Independence in Children (HealthDay News) -- Independence is fostered in childhood and can set the stage for a lifetime of learning, growing and exploring. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Create limits and set rules for children, following up with a consequence when a rule is broken. Establish predictable, regular routines that are followed daily. Set guidelines for when television is watched, what kind of programming is seen, and for how long. Read to your child each ...
Health Highlights: April 29, 2015
Health Highlights: April 29, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Meat Producer Tyson Will Stop Using Antibiotics in Chickens by 2017 Tyson Foods, a major U.S. meat producer, said on Tuesday that it would cease using antibiotics in its chickens by 2017, the New York Times reported. Tyson supplies chicken to the McDonald's restaurant chain, which in March announced that it would slowly end the use of antibiotics important to human me...
Health Highlights: April 27, 2015
Health Highlights: April 27, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Puppy Chews Recalled Over Salmonella Risk One lot of Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit dog chews are being recalled by the company due to fears of contamination with the salmonella germ that could harm dogs, or the dog's owner if he or she touches the chew. In a corporate news release from TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, N.J., the company says the chews ...
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can beat back the once-deadly cancer, it may also render patients vulnerable to heart disease decades later, a new study shows. "Physicians and patients should be aware of the persistently increased risk of cardiovascular diseases throughout life," a team led by Flora van Leeuwen of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, wrote in the report published on...
Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid
Health Tip: Needing Folic Acid (HealthDay News) -- Among the health benefits of folic acid is that it can help prevent birth defects in a growing fetus. But pregnant women aren't the only people who should take it. The Womenshealth.gov website says these people may benefit from folic acid: Women who are pregnant or who want to become pregnant, or breast-feeding mothers. Women who have given birth to a baby with spina bifida who want to get pregnant again. Women who have a family member with spina bifida...
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart (HealthDay News) -- Smoking can lead to cell and tissue damage throughout your body, and experts say your heart isn't spared. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says smoking can: Decrease the blood's ability to carry oxygen. Force the heart to work harder by raising blood pressure and heart rate. Raise triglycerides (fat) and bad cholesterol, while lowering good cholesterol. Affect the heart's normal rhythm. Narrow blood vessel walls. Increase inflamm...
HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 are receiving important health benefits from the HPV vaccine, which protects against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, a new study reports. Canadian girls who received the vaccine around age 13 experienced a "large and significant reduction" in cases of cervical dysplasia -- an abnormal precancerous lesion caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) -- at ages 14 to ...
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?
Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems? (HealthDay News) -- Wisdom teeth typically emerge in a person's late teens or early 20s, and may cause big problems. The Mouthhealthy.org website recommends having wisdom teeth removed if you develop: Pain in the back of the mouth. Decaying wisdom teeth that cannot be remedied. Mouth infections tied to wisdom teeth. Tumors or cysts forming near wisdom teeth. Gum disease near wisdom teeth. Damage to nearby teeth.
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Habits for Contact Lenses (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses can help you see better, but how you handle them can affect your eye health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them before handling contact lenses. Don't let water get on your contacts. Don't wear them when showering or swimming. Don't sleep in contacts unless your doctor has advised it. Replace lenses according to your doctor's recommendation...
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015
Health Highlights: March 30, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves The condition of an American health worker being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health facility has improved from serious to fair, officials said Monday. The NIH did not release any more details about the patient, who was one of 17 staff members of the non-profit Partners in Health group evacuated from Sierra Leon...
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight (HealthDay News) -- Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to monitor your weight: Weigh yourself regularly so if you gain a few pounds, you can take quick action to reverse the trend. Consider whether your exercise pattern has changed, causing you to gain weight. Think about whether you're eating more than usual. Keep a food diary...
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle (HealthDay News) -- You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Let young children help make a healthy salad, instead of telling them to eat their vegetables. Explain the benefits of eating healthier, instead of forcing the issue. Encourage open conversation about nutrition and healthier eating. Understand that the temptation to eat unhealthy foods is every...
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: White House Announces New Plan to Fight 'Superbugs' The White House wants to reduce the use of antibiotics in people and livestock as part of new plan to reduce rates of drug-resistant "superbug" infections. Doctors who accept Medicare and Medicaid will have to report their antibiotic prescription patterns, and will be provided with real-time data about antibiotic res...
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds. "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion of the variation in how old people live to be," especially for people approaching or exceeding the one-century mark, study co-author Dr. Thomas Perls, of Boston University, said in a university news release...
Health Highlights: March 26, 2015
Health Highlights: March 26, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Medicare Overhaul Bill Passed by House A Medicare overhaul bill that would create a new formula for payments to doctors was passed by the House on Thursday in a 392-to-17 vote. Under the bill, Medicare payments to doctors would be based on performance, rewarding them for high-quality care rather than the volume of services, The New York Times reported. The bill would ...
Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency
Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency (HealthDay News) -- An emergency supply kit should contain essentials for everyone in the family, including the littlest ones. The Ready.gov website recommends including: Plenty of formula and some clean bottles. Diapers and wipes/moist towelettes. Cream to care for diaper rash. Powdered milk. Any medications prescribed to your children.
Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay
Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones may form during the body's process of filtering and eliminating waste. Once you've had one, experts say you're more likely to develop another. To help prevent kidney stones, the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: Drinking plenty of fluids. Aim for at least 2 liters per day; water is the best choice. Limiting sodium to no more than 1,500 milligrams daily. Limiting meat to two servings per day, of no more than 6 ounc...
Health Highlights: March 25, 2015
Health Highlights: March 25, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA A new drug to treat inhalation anthrax has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Anthrasil was approved to be used in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs. Anthrasil testing was limited to animals, because it was not feasible or ethical to test it in people, the FDA said. Inhalation anthrax can occur after...
Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast
Health Tip: Considering Cereal for Breakfast (HealthDay News) -- Cereal can be a fun, quick and easy breakfast choice for children, but it's important to read labels to make sure you're serving up a healthy bowl. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these guidelines: Skip the cartoon-covered boxes geared toward children, as they tend to contain more sugar and less fiber than other types of cereal. Opt for cereal with at least two, and ideally at least five, grams of fiber per serving. Stick to ce...
Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol
Health Tip: Don't Mix Meds and Alcohol (HealthDay News) -- The effects of alcohol can change as you age, causing problems when combined with some medications. The Cleveland Clinic mentions these examples: Combining alcohol with aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Antihistamines taken for allergies can make you quite drowsy if combined with alcohol. Drinking alcohol while taking acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) can damage the liver. Drinking alcohol whi...
Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health
Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health (HealthDay News) -- Caregiving often is emotionally and physically challenging, and it can harm your health if you become too stressed. The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these potential side effects of caregiver stress: Increased likelihood of anxiety and depression. Increased risk of a chronic health problems, such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer or heart disease. Greater risk of a weaker immune system, leading to more sick time. Slower healing from ...
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up (HealthDay News) -- It's common for babies to spit up after eating, since their small digestive tracts may struggle to keep down an entire meal. The Mayo Clinic suggests these tips: Hold baby in an upright position for feedings, and keep the infant upright for 30 minutes after eating. Hold off on playtime, including baby swings. Feed smaller amounts more frequently, avoiding large feedings. Take regular burp breaks from feeding to help get air out of the belly. Ev...
Health Highlights: March 24, 2015
Health Highlights: March 24, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Ovaries Removed Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week after tests indicated possible signs of ovarian cancer. The 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress and U.N. envoy went public about the surgery in an op-ed published in the New York Times . Ovarian cancer killed Jolie's mother, Marc...
Health Tip: Cancer Treatment Makes Foodborne Illness a Bigger Concern
Health Tip: Cancer Treatment Makes Foodborne Illness a Bigger Concern (HealthDay News) -- People being treated for cancer are more vulnerable to foodborne illness and its serious complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration explains why: Radiation, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can weaken your immune system. Cancer itself also may compromise your immune system. A weaker immune system means you are more susceptible to infection, including foodborne illness. Foodborne infection may exte...
Health Highlights: March 23, 2015
Health Highlights: March 23, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Astronaut to Spend Year in Space American astronaut Scott Kelly will leave Friday to spend a year on the International Space Station in order to learn how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. No American astronaut has spent more than six months beyond Earth's atmosphere, ABC News reported. Scott Kelly has a twin brother Mark, who is also an astro...
Health Tip: Boost Balance With the Right Shoes
Health Tip: Boost Balance With the Right Shoes (HealthDay News) -- Balance can be a big problem for seniors. If you're not steady on your feet, you're at greater risk of falling. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines for shoe shopping: Look for a stiff heel, flexible sole and firmness so the shoe doesn't twist in the middle. Have a professional measure your feet at each shopping trip. Shop later in the day when feet are largest, and shop for the size of the largest foot. Try...
Health Highlights: March 20, 2015
Health Highlights: March 20, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Teens Change Clothes, Do Homework While Driving: Study Many American teens are heeding warnings about texting and driving, but some are doing other dangerous things behind the wheel, such as changing clothes, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed teens in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state and found that about 40 percent texted while driving, a lower rate than in e...
Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Peeling?
Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Peeling? (HealthDay News) -- Peeling skin can occur due to sunburn, dry skin or a host of health conditions. The Mayo Clinic explains these possible causes: Having an allergic reaction to things such as latex, detergent or food. Developing a bacterial infection, such as a staph; or fungal infection, such as ringworm, athlete's foot or jock itch. Having an immune system disorder, such as toxic shock syndrome. Having some types of cancer, such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program
Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program (HealthDay News) -- While a weight-loss program can help you shed pounds, it's important to make sure the program is safe and effective. The Weight-control Information Network suggests these questions: Are classes or individual counseling available to teach me healthier eating habits? Does the program involve keeping food records or sticking to a specific meal plan? Will I need to buy supplements or special meals? Can I make meal adjustments and substitutions...
Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Aging Skin
Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Aging Skin (HealthDay News) -- Your skin has different needs as you age, and the products, skin care regimen and treatments may need to change. The Cleveland Clinic offers these tips: Wear sunscreen when outdoors, even if it's cloudy. Quit smoking, which can hasten skin aging. Follow a nutritious, balanced diet. Consider anti-aging topical products. Prescription and over-the-counter products are available.
Health Highlights: March 19, 2015
Health Highlights: March 19, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Lawsuit Targets High Arsenic Levels in Wines A number of the most popular wines in the United States have high levels of arsenic, according to a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit to be filed Thursday in California claims that some wines have up to four or five times the maximum amount of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows in drinking water, CBS News re...
HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants
HIV Patients May Fare as Well as Others With Kidney Transplants THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney transplant patients with HIV have similar survival rates as those without HIV, a new study finds. The study included 510 HIV-positive adults who had kidney transplants in the United States between 2002 and 2011. Overall, these patients had similar five- and 10-year survival rates as kidney transplant patients without HIV. However, transplant recipients who had both HIV and hepatitis C had ...
Health Tip: Pick Up a Jump Rope For Fitness
Health Tip: Pick Up a Jump Rope For Fitness (HealthDay News) -- Jumping rope is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, and it can be a lot of fun to pick one up and blow off steam. The American Council on Exercise offers these guidelines: Hold the handles nearest the end of the rope with a light grip. Tuck elbows close to your body and keep your shoulders relaxed. Slightly bend your knees and keep your head up with your back straight. Use your wrist to turn the rope and make sure it forms a smooth arc...
Health Tip: Can't Donate Blood?
Health Tip: Can't Donate Blood? (HealthDay News) -- Not everyone is eligible to donate blood. But there are plenty of ways to help others. The American Red Cross suggests: Help inform others of the need for blood donations. Send out eCards to friends and family asking them to donate. Join the Red Cross on Facebook and invite others to do the same. Volunteer at a blood drive.
Health Highlights: March 18, 2015
Health Highlights: March 18, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Dozens Test Positive for TB at Kansas High School More than two dozen people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a Kansas high school. More than 300 students and staff at Olathe Northwest High School were tested last week after a reported case of TB at the school. The testing identified 27 more people with TB infection, the Kansas City Star reported. On Monday, h...
Health Highlights: March 17, 2015
Health Highlights: March 17, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trader Joe's Recalls Raw Walnut Products The supermarket chain Trader Joe's is recalling certain types of raw walnut products due to possible salmonella contamination. The products include 16-oz. raw California walnut pieces, 16-oz. raw California walnut halves and pieces, 16-oz. raw California walnut baking pieces, 16-oz. California premium walnut halves, and 12-oz. ...
Health Tip: Create a Tornado Plan
Health Tip: Create a Tornado Plan (HealthDay News) -- Preparing the family for a tornado can help protect you and your loved ones during the unthinkable. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Create and discuss an emergency plan for where to go in your home if there is a tornado. Make sure you plan for a second escape route from each room of the home, marking where there is a rope or ladder if needed. Explain the siren warning system, and make sure everyone knows where fire extin...
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling (HealthDay News) -- The arrival of a new brother or sister can be difficult for the older child, but there are ways parents can help ease the transition. The University of Michigan Health System recommends: Spend time every day, even just a few minutes, alone with the older child. Let the older child choose the activity. Take time to listen to your child's feelings about the new baby and acknowledge them. Never ignore or belittle what the child tells you. ...
Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too
Herpes Drug Might Help Control Spread of HIV, Too TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used herpes drug also seems to help people with the HIV virus, even if those people don't also have herpes, a new small study found. The researchers said their findings challenge the belief that drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) requires the presence of herpes to benefit people with HIV-1. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The study included 18 HIV patients in Peru. When patients took Valtrex twice daily fo...
Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study
Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New hepatitis C drugs promise cure rates above 90 percent, but could prove to be budget-busters for public and private health insurers, a new analysis finds. Recently approved drugs for chronic hepatitis C have been heralded as a breakthrough that could make the liver disease "rare" in the United States. But with prices topping $1,000 per pill, government and private insurers are balking -- often ...
Health Highlights: March 16, 2015
Health Highlights: March 16, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: France May Outlaw Anorexic Models in Ads France could soon outlaw the use of anorexic models in advertising. One proposal would make it illegal to employ models believed to have an eating disorder, while another would make it a crime to glorify "excessive thinness" and target pro-anorexia websites, the Associated Press reported. The measures are expected to be include...
Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life
Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life (HealthDay News) -- Stress not only affects your performance at work and home, it can also impact your health. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Set your alarm a little earlier each day to have some quiet time. On weekends, take a break from work. Use your days off to do something different, such as learning a new skill. Use another word other than stressed (such as "stretched" or "challenged") for a few days to see if you feel different. Set all ...
Health Tip: Dish Up a Healthy Party Buffet
Health Tip: Dish Up a Healthy Party Buffet (HealthDay News) -- Party snacks don't have to be unhealthy or tasteless. There are plenty of ways to dish up delicious, fun and healthy snacks to please any crowd. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Present the foods in a fun way, such as by cutting out fruit and vegetables into fun shapes with cookie cutters and serving with dips, or serving fruit or veggie kabobs. If you're looking for convenience, serve air-popped popcorn, whole-wheat tortil...
How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity
How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the message of charitable appeals could help close the gender gap in giving, researchers suggested. Research shows men can be tightwads when asked to donate money (or time) to a poverty relief organization, according to the Stanford University researchers. Unlike women, who respond to empathy-based pleas, men are more likely to make a charitable donation if they believe their own personal interests are li...
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids (HealthDay News) -- When you're constantly on the go, fast food may be the only option for your children. The American Heart Association suggests these healthier choices at fast food restaurants: Order just a sandwich or burger without any sides. If you do opt for a side, skip the fries and choose vegetables or fruit. Order a baked potato and skip the burger. Choose just one topping to avoid loading up on fat and calories. Choose chicken that's grilled ins...
Health Tip: Sleep With Fresh-Smelling Sheets
Health Tip: Sleep With Fresh-Smelling Sheets (HealthDay News) -- Making sure that your bedsheets smell nice may help you drift into a sweeter sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Wash sheets and pillow cases at least once weekly, so they always smell fresh. Have a second set of quality sheets to use when one set is in the wash. Use a laundry detergent that smells pleasant. Wash the mattress cover regularly in hot water. Use an upholstery cleaner to freshen the mattress, or sprinkle baking soda...
Health Highlights: March 13, 2015
Health Highlights: March 13, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done in South Africa The world's first successful penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported Friday. The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cap...
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Traveler's Diarrhea
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Traveler's Diarrhea (HealthDay News) -- Traveler's diarrhea can put a damper on any trip, but there are a few safer foods that can help reduce your risk. The Cleveland Clinic suggests: Soup, tea and hot coffee, if served steaming hot. Noncarbonated water served in unopened bottles or cans. Carbonated soda, mineral water or beer served in unopened bottles or cans. Butter and processed cheese served in the original package. Dry bread.
Health Tip: Confused About Comfort Foods?
Health Tip: Confused About Comfort Foods? (HealthDay News) -- One of the toughest parts of sticking to a healthy eating plan is giving up your favorite comfort foods, from macaroni and cheese to candy. That may not be entirely necessary, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC suggests: Don't entirely give up comfort foods, but eat them less frequently than usual and cut back gradually over time. Indulge in a smaller portion size, for example, a half serving of a chocolate bar....
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