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Monday, December 18, 2017

The Holidays Can Pose Hazards to Your Pet's Health
Keep Kids Safe During Holiday Travels
Today Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018
Think Little Kids Are Safe From Food Ads? Think Again
Spoon-Feeding Not Necessarily Safer for Infants
Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer
Mom-to-Be's High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby's Odds for Heart Defects
Tailgating Slows Everybody Down
Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk
New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Wide Range of Tumors
5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Too Much Takeout Food Threatens Kids' Health
Health Highlights: Dec. 15, 2017
Health Tip: Give Your Dog Safe Treats
Health Tip: Make Your Home Safer For People With Alzheimer's
Feeling Sexually Harassed? You're Not Alone
Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?
More Teens Vaping as Smoking Declines; Pot Use Holds Steady
Decline in Antibiotic Use in Livestock Isn't Enough, Critics Say
Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids
Zika Babies Facing Increasing Health Problems With Age
Race, Age Bias Common in U.S. Medical Care: Survey
Your Pets Can't Put Your Aging on 'Paws'
Insights Into Pain Relief From the Family That Can't Feel Pain
Family Meals Serve Up Better Behaved Kids
Party Tips for Teetotalers
Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2017
Health Tip: Practice Mindful Eating
Health Tip: Dental Association Supports Fluoridated Water
Rain May Not Cause Achy Joints After All
Drinking More Wine These Days? Your Glass May Be to Blame
Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo
Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
Firefighters May Face Higher Odds for Skin Cancer
Woman's Selfie of Skin Cancer Went Viral, Sparked Awareness
Nearby Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weights
Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
Teens Acting Badly? Smog Could Be to Blame
Drug May Help Surgical Patients Stop Opioids Sooner
New Insight on Killer Fungus Threatening Bats
Higher Booze Taxes Might Pay Off for Public Health
Can Video Games Hone ER Docs' Skills?
Some Great Holiday Foods for Weight Loss
Health Highlights: Dec. 13, 2017
Health Tip: Keep Gift-Giving Stress Under Wraps
Health Tip: Plan for Better Sleep
Friday Is the Deadline for Obamacare 2018
Will 'AI' Be Part of Your Health-Care Team?
Postmenopausal Women Should Still Steer Clear of HRT: Task Force
Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids
Are Emergency Medical Workers Ready for a Nuclear Attack?
Protecting Your Health From Wildfire Smoke
Dinosaurs Dealt With Pesky Ticks, Too
These Personality Traits May Help You Live Longer
Get Active, Beat Lymphoma?
New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
Memo to Motorcyclists: Beware the Full Moon
Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids
Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels
First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels
Health Highlights: Dec. 12, 2017
Health Tip: If You Get the Flu While Pregnant
Health Tip: Recognize Warning Signs of Hypothermia
Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not
Has Your Doc Been Touched by Breast Cancer? It Could Influence Care
Tried to Quit But Still Smoking? Help's On the Way
Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair
Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today
Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease
How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients
Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home
Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?
If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too
With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet
Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?
New Diabetes Drug Gets FDA OK Under 'Abbreviated' Pathway
Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2017
Heath Tip: Give Age-Appropriate Toys
Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination
New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for 'Bubble Boy' Disease
Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia
Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?
Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma
Staring at Solar Eclipse Burned Holes in Woman's Retinas
Got Scabies? Here's What to Do
What to Do If Someone's Bleeding Badly
Repeat Infection Likely for Men With HPV
Just a Little Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
'Love Hormone' May Strengthen the Dog-Human Bond
Germs on International Space Station Just Like Those Back Home
How Hospitals Can Go Green
Preventing Childhood Accidents at Home
Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2017
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Norovirus
Health Tip: Starting a Tooth Brushing Routine Early
Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline News
U.S. Gun Sales Rose After Sandy Hook Massacre: Study
Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?
For Breast Cancer Patients, Less Time on Hormonal Meds?
When a Preemie Goes Home, Dad Stresses Out
Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study Suggests
Genes Start Mutating Soon After Life Begins, Study Finds
As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise
Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report
Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful After Leg Blockages: Study
Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Creating Your Family Health Tree
Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2017
Health Tip: Preparing For Endurance Exercises
Health Tip: How a Cochlear Implant Works
Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
Gene Therapy May Allow Hemophilia Patients to Go Without Meds
Healthy Living May Ease Some MS Symptoms
Coming Soon: A Gel That Could Help Save Soldiers' Eyes
Tough Flu Season Ahead: Vaccine May Only Be 10% Effective
New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, Too
Boy's Double Hand Transplant Changed His Brain
U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse
Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard
Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?
Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery
Shhhh! Patients Are Sleeping
4 Steps for Healthier Nails
Ozempic Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2017
Health Tip: Staying Safe in a Parking Lot
Health Tip: 11 Harmful Effects of Smoking
Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases
Do Heat Waves Shave Dollars Off a Baby's Future Earnings?
Smokers 10 Times More Likely to Use Pot Daily
Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested: Study
Checking Prices for Medical Procedures Online? Good Luck
As Tax Bill Unfolds, What's In Store for Obamacare's Individual Mandate?
Gene Discovery May Help Fight Alzheimer's
Your Doc Is Away? Substitute Doctors a Safe Option, Study Finds
Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail
Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood
Insurance Ups the Odds of Beating Cancer
7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness Assessment
Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2017
Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder
Health Tip: Diagnosing Pneumonia
Steep Rise in Deaths for People Hospitalized After Opioid OD
#MeToo No More?
The Buzz on How Flies Spread Disease
Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care?
For Teens, Vaping Today May Lead to Smoking Tomorrow
Even Non-Heart Surgery May Harm Your Heart
Taking Your Meds? A Digital Pill Can Tell
Better Balance at Every Age
Noisy Commutes Could Cause Long-Lasting Damage
Smartphone Pics Help Docs ID Kids' Skin Condition
Think Before You Drink
Health Highlights: Dec. 4, 2017
Health Tip: Understanding Family Cancer Syndrome
Health Tip: Managing Diabetes When You Have The Flu
Flu Can Have Dangerous Domino Effect on Older Adults