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  • Health Tip: Avoid Tight Shoes

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Avoid Tight Shoes (HealthDay News) -- Fashion can be stylish without being uncomfortable. Shoes that are too tight can actually injure your feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association says tight shoes can lead to development of: A bunion. Corns. A hammer toe, in which the middle toe joint curls. Crossover toe, in which the second or third toe crosses over the next toe. An ingrown toenail. Sores, especially among people with diabetes who have foot nerve damage.

  • Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age (HealthDay News) -- As you age, it's important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables (such as spinach) and orange vegetables (such as sweet potatoes). Eat a variety of proteins, including peas, beans and fish. Eat whole grain cereals, breads and pasta. Aim for at least a 3 oz. serving per day. Enjoy at least three daily servings of vitamin D-fortified dairy prod...

  • How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    How Not to Nod Off Behind the Wheel SATURDAY, May 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- At least one in five fatal motor vehicle accidents involves drowsy driving, U.S. traffic safety experts say. So it's vital that you recognize when you're sleepy behind the wheel. "The statistics are pretty jarring. Compared to drivers who report typically getting seven or more hours of sleep nightly, those who typically sleep only four to five hours per night are 5.4 times more likely to be involved in a crash," said Benjamin...

  • Health Highlights: May 22, 2017

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Highlights: May 22, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: WHO Spends More on Travel Than on Many Major Health Threats The World Health Organization spends more on travel than it does to fight some of the most serious public health problems, according to the Associated Press . Internal documents obtained by the news agency show WHO routinely racks up about $200 million a year in travel expenses, which is more than it devotes to...

  • Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk Safely (HealthDay News) -- If you've pumped breast milk, you'll want to store it properly so it's safe to drink at the next feeding. The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines: Always wash hands carefully with soap and water. Choose a clean container that's made of glass or BPA-free plastic, or storage bags made for breast milk. Write the date that you expressed the milk on the container, and your baby's name if storing outside your home. Use waterproof label and marker. Sto...

  • Health Tip: Preventing Ingrown Toenail

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Preventing Ingrown Toenail (HealthDay News) -- An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail grows into the skin, causing pain and sometimes an infection. To avoid the problem, the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Trimming toenails straight across. Avoiding tight shoes that squeeze the toes. Protecting feet from injury. Using nail clippers to trim the nails, and using a nail file to gently smooth sharp edges. Never rip a nail with your fingers. Keeping nails trimmed to the tips of ...

  • Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As reports of the carnage at Monday's Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England, continue to pour in, many teens with tickets to concerts during the coming summer music season may be reluctant to attend an event. But child and adolescent psychiatrists say it's important that parents let their teens follow through on their plans, even if the adults themselves are anxious about their letting kids go out. "It'...

  • Health Highlights: May 23, 2017

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Highlights: May 23, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: WHO Has First African Director General The first African director general of the World Health Organization was voted into the position Tuesday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 52, is from Ethiopia. He pledged to pursue health insurance even in the poorest nations, The New York Times reported. Dr. Tedros -- who campaigned under his first name -- is best-known for having ...

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Stress to Bed

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Don't Take Stress to Bed (HealthDay News) -- Stress can worsen sleep, and lack of sleep can worsen stress. These can lead to dental health issues, heart problems and depression, so keep stress at bay before bed. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Use aromatherapy to help you relax. Rub on lavender-scented lotion or use lavender essential oil. Listen to soothing, relaxing classical music, or some nature sounds. If you can't slow your thoughts, write them down in a journal to get them out...

  • Health Tip: Keep Fleas Out of Your Home

    Posted: 05/29/2017

    Health Tip: Keep Fleas Out of Your Home (HealthDay News) -- If Fido or Fluffy have an unwelcome band of fleas on them, there are things you can do to control the problem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests: Vacuum your home each day. Steam clean carpets, especially places where pets sleep, to kill fleas and flea eggs. Every two or three weeks, wash all family and pet bedding in hot, soapy water. Throw away and replace bedding if there's a severe infestation. Brush pets with a flea comb, p...