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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?
Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean
Oral Sex Plus Smoking a Cancer Danger for Men
Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients
Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC
Yoga + Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
How Many Mutant Genes Drive Cancer?
Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Hepatitis C Screening May Boost Opioid Treatment Success
Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015
Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?
Exercising With Asthma or Allergies
Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2017
Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Latex Allergy
Health Tip: Finding Safe Shoes for the Elderly
State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?
3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day
Obamacare Widened Access to Cancer Care
Lying Down After an Epidural: A Smart Idea?
Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
People Deemed Better Looking, Better Off After a Nose Job
More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets
FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy
Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Gung Ho for Green Tea
Gene Therapy Approved for B-Cell Lymphoma
Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2017
Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease
Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer
The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting
HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER
Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health
Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect
New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome
Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network
Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin
The Value of Unplugging
Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2017
Health Tip: Best Grains And Starchy Veggies for Diabetics
Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk
Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare
How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat
Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?
Is Blood Donated by Mothers Less Safe for Men?
Arthritis Can Strike Children
Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar
Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd
Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention
Weight-Loss Surgery May Curb Risk for Certain Cancers
Could 'AI' Become a Partner in Breast Cancer Care?
Go Fish!
Health Highlights: Oct. 17, 2017
Health Tip: 5 Suggestions to Promote Healthy Aging
Health Tip: Relieve Ear Pressure While Flying
Common Exercise Therapy May Not Help Women With Leaky Bladder
States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study
Trouble With #2? One Simple Step May Help
1 in 9 American Men Infected With Oral HPV
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades
Breast Cancer More Lethal for Blacks Than Whites
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters
Study Looks at Health of Hispanic-American Families
Homicides Devastate Black Communities, But Prevention Gets Little Funding
A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?
A 3x10 Exercise Plan That'll Work for You
Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
Health Tip: Avoid Baby Sleep Positioners
Health Tip: Flu Shot 101
Homework as a Character-Builder
Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child
Men Often Happier With Their 'Bromance' Than Their Romance
Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment
Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters
Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
Gay Men's Suicide Risk Rises as Income Falls
Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life
Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?
Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese
Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain
More Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy
Black Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure
Texting Smarts for Adults and Kids
Health Highlights: Oct. 13, 2017
Health Tip: Recognizing Sepsis
Health Tip: Make Exercise a Habit
Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain
Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Skin Color
How to Talk to Someone With Cancer
FDA Panel Mulls Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease
Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder
While New Moms Cook and Clean, New Dads Play
Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now
Hearing Loss Can Challenge Relationships
Breast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early Detection
The Body Benefits of Pilates
Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2017
Health Tip: Food Safety for People With Cancer
Health Tip: Identifying Vascular Dementia
Two Ebola Vaccines Spur Lasting Immune Response
Stroke Risk Factors Are Rising
'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market
Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines
3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection
What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?
America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing
More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit
Trauma's Toll on a Woman's Heart
Tai Chi: A Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing Hearts
Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes
Migraine Matters
Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2017
Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse
Be 'Mindful' of the Hype
Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold Over 4 Decades
Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?
Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor
Fertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological Clock
Stress Can Blind You to Danger
Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes
Bumpier Skies Ahead, Thanks to Climate Change
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say
Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow
Medicare Could Do More to Stem Opioid Epidemic
High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients
Homing In on Homework Help
Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2017
Health Tip: Tai Chi May Help Prevent Falls
Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep
A Man's Health May Rely on Health of His Marriage
Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects
Are You an 'Anti-Vaxxer'? Your Friends Are on Twitter
Some U.S. Olympians Got West Nile in Brazil, But Not Zika
Remaining 'In the Closet' at Work Stresses Gay Couples
Did Your Urinary Infection Come From a Chicken Coop?
Can Sauna Sweats Lower Your Blood Pressure?
Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health
Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk
Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk
Double Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the Paycheck
The Value of Strength Training
Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea
Health Highlights: Oct. 9, 2017
Health Tip: Suggestions for a Healthy Halloween
Health Tip: Children and Screen Use
Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
Making Halloween a Treat for Kids With Diabetes