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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ohio Revokes License of One of the State's Last Abortion Clinics The operating license of one of Ohio's few remaining abortion clinics was revoked by state officials because it did not obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. The order against the Women's Med Center of Dayton was signed Wednesday by Rick Hodges, the director of the De...

  • Health Tip: Using a Fitness Tracker

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: Using a Fitness Tracker (HealthDay News) -- A fitness tracker can help you realize how much exercise you're really getting and push you to move more. Here's how to get the most from a fitness tracker, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Medicine: Wear your tracker every day. Create a realistic goal. While a common milestone is 10,000 steps per day, talk to your doctor about what's healthy and realistic for you. Choose fun activities that you will enjoy doing long-term. Encourage friends and...

  • Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis (HealthDay News) -- Exercise usually is good for those with arthritis, but there are many potential obstacles to keep you inactive. Here are strategies to keep you moving, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation: No time? Exercise in short bursts, even just 10 minutes at a time. Find a fitness partner to help keep it fun. If you're having pain, try a low-impact exercise, such as swimming. Exercise even when you're tired, as regular exercise helps boost energy. Don't lo...

  • Health Tip: When Your Neck Aches

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: When Your Neck Aches (HealthDay News) -- An aching, throbbing or shooting pain in your neck could spell trouble. Here are possible causes, courtesy of the Mayo Clinic: Straining the neck muscles by stooping over your computer or phone, or by reading in bed. Osteoarthritis of the neck. A compressed nerve. Sustaining an injury, such as from a car accident. Conditions such as meningitis, cancer or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle?

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: At Risk of a Sprained Ankle? (HealthDay News) -- An ankle sprain occurs when the joint moves from its normal position, stretching and tearing nearby ligaments. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says activities that raise your chances of getting the injury include: Working out. Walking or running on a surface that isn't level or smooth. Falling. Playing soccer, football, tennis, basketball, running and other activities that include twisting or rolling your feet. Having your foot st...

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ohio Revokes License of One of State's Last Abortion Clinics The operating license of one of Ohio's few remaining abortion clinics was revoked by state officials because it did not obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. The order against the Women's Med Center of Dayton was signed Wednesday by Rick Hodges, the director of the Depart...

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2016

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Michael Bloomberg Donates Another $360 Million to Anti-Tobacco Fight The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is praising former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he will provide an additional $360 million to the worldwide fight against tobacco, bringing his total contribution to nearly $1 billion. "Since its launch 10 years ago, the Bloomberg Initiati...

  • Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care (HealthDay News) -- Pet food can harbor bacteria that can make people sick, so it's important to handle it carefully. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: Always wash your hands after handling pet food or treats. Store pet food and treats out of a child's reach. Make sure pet food isn't kept near human food. Store pet food in its original bag, inside a closed plastic container that's just for pet food. Gather pet food with a clean scoop, n...

  • Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth (HealthDay News) -- Tooth grinding can lead to headache, jaw pain and may even crack your teeth. Stress is a common trigger, especially during sleep. If you grind your teeth, the American Dental Association suggests: Wear a custom-made mouth guard while you sleep. Talk to your dentist about the possibility of taking a muscle relaxant at bedtime. Get psychological therapy if your stress or anxiety is serious.

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture

    Posted: 12/07/2016

    Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture (HealthDay News) -- Hip fractures are serious injuries, especially in seniors. Falls are a prime cause. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice on reducing your risk: Keep your home clear of clutter, making sure it is well lit. Install grab bars in bathrooms. Get regular exercise to strengthen bones and muscles, and improve balance. Each year, get an eye exam and a complete physical. Discuss all medications with your doctor, as some dr...