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  • Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Tip: Know Your Family Health History (HealthDay News) -- Your doctor may have asked you for your family health history, but do you know why? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a family's health history, spanning at least three generations, can: Help determine your own risk of health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Your risk of developing a chronic condition is higher if a close family member has had it. You can't affect your family's medical history, b...

  • Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Tip: Motoring Safely After Dark (HealthDay News) -- Darkness makes driving more difficult, especially if you already struggle with vision problems. The National Safety Council suggests how to make night driving safer: Keep the headlights clean, and make sure they are properly aimed. Turn down the lights on your dashboard. Don't stare at an oncoming car's headlights. If you wear glasses, use anti-glare lenses. Keep your windshield clean. Drive slower.

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2016

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Pushes for Quicker Sharing of Medical Research The U.S. government on Friday announced new policies aimed at shortening the time it takes for new research on drugs and medical devices to be openly shared. In a Friday news briefing, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, pointed to one 2014 study that found that after four years, 30 pe...

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 "swine flu" strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. One obstetrician who reviewed the research said the findings should ease concerns women might have about the vaccine. "This year's flu vaccine includes protection against an H1N1-like virus," noted Dr. Jennifer Wu, an ob/gyn with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Cit...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Pushes for Quicker Sharing of Medical Research The U.S. government has announced new policies aimed at shortening the time it takes for new research on drugs and medical devices to be openly shared. In a Friday news briefing, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, pointed to one 2014 study that found that after four years, 30 percent ...

  • Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating may offer young children an unexpected benefit -- it might help them become better readers, a new study suggests. Researchers in Finland found students' reading skills improved more between first grade and third grade if they didn't eat a lot of sugary foods or red meat, and if their diet consisted mainly of vegetables, berries and other fruits, as well as fish, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Th...

  • Health Tip: Fill Up On Low-Calorie Foods

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Tip: Fill Up On Low-Calorie Foods (HealthDay News) -- It's wise to cut calories when you're trying to lose weight, but that doesn't always mean eating less. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests these low-calorie, filling foods: Vegetables and fruit, raw or cooked, without added fat and sugar. Fat-free or low-fat dairy products, including milk, cheese, yogurt or cottage cheese. Vegetable, broth or tomato-based soups, without added cream. Unbuttered and low-salt popcorn, who...

  • Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead (HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead for healthier meals makes it less likely that you'll order takeout. Here are suggestions for squeezing food preparation into your busy week, courtesy of the American Heart Association: Prepare a menu two-to-four weeks ahead of schedule. Plan your family's favorite healthier dishes, and update it with new recipes. Plan a menu for each meal for each day. While shopping for ingredients, snag any seasonal foods that are fresh an...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Eggo Waffles Recalled Due to Potential Listeria The Kellogg Company announced Tuesday that it is recalling 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles due to potential contamination with the Listeria germ, which can cause serious gastrointestinal illness. The recall affects products distributed to 25 states and comes as "a result of routine tests that the...

  • Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor

    Posted: 09/24/2016

    Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor (HealthDay News) -- Your doctor or health care provider can be a huge help in keeping you well, as long as he or she knows your complete health history. The Cleveland Clinic says you and your doctor should always share information about: Any health conditions other than the one being treated. Your current regimen of medications, herbs or supplements. Allergies to any medication, food or substance. Trouble taking any medication. If you may be pregnant, are pregnant, a...