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  • Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is sometimes called "the silent killer" because it can be deadly, and affected people may not know they have it. To help prevent high blood pressure, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises: Monitoring your blood pressure regularly. Keeping your blood sugar well controlled if you have diabetes, which is a risk factor for high blood pressure. Taking your meds for diabetes, blood pressure and other chr...

  • Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods (HealthDay News) -- If you feel too tired to hit the gym despite your commitment to exercise, your diet may need an energy boost. The American Council on Exercise suggests: Eat frequent small meals that include complex carbohydrates, such as veggies, fruit, whole grains and beans. Avoid refined carbohydrates, such as donuts or cookies. Don't drink caffeine within an hour of your workout. Instead, have a small glass of juice to help boost your energy. Start your m...

  • Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard (HealthDay News) -- A mouthguard protects your smile when you play contact sports. It's important to take care of the device and to keep it clean when not in use. The American Dental Association recommends: Brush with toothpaste or at least rinse the mouthguard after each use. Keep it dry and clean. Treat your mouthguard to regular cleanings with cool, soapy water and a thorough rinse. Bring your mouthguard to dentist appointments for an inspection and a professional cleanin...

  • Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss. "We know that hearing aids can keep older adults with hearing loss more socially engaged by providing an important bridge to the outside world," Dr. Anil Lalwani, a professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Columbia University Medical ...

  • Health Highlights: April 27, 2016

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Highlights: April 27, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Than 4.5 Million Pounds of Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Products Recalled A recall of Pilgrim's Pride fully cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with foreign objects such as plastic, wood, rubber and metal has been expanded to more than 4.5 million pounds of products. An initial recall on April 7 covered about 40,700 pounds of fully cooked chicken nug...

  • Health Highlights: April 28, 2016

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Highlights: April 28, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Wide Variation in Health Care Costs Across the U.S.: Study Health care prices vary widely across the United States, a new study says. Cost differences for the same procedures can be huge, according to the Health Care Cost Institute study of the prices paid by patients with private insurance, NBC News reported. For example, the national average cost of a knee replaceme...

  • Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride (HealthDay News) -- Planning a plane trip? There are steps you can take for a better, healthier excursion. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians: Store medication to be taken during the trip in a carry-on bag. Pack extra meds in case of unexpected delays. Talk to your doctor about whether you'll need to adjust your meds during your trip. Keep an identification card with you at all times if you have epilepsy or diabetes. Also, bring a...

  • Health Tip: Got Eczema?

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Got Eczema? (HealthDay News) -- Bleach bath therapy may be an effective way to manage eczema, if it's approved by the patient's dermatologist. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Carefully measure the amount of bleach to mix with bath water. Use 1/2 cup bleach in a full tub, 1/4 cup in a half-full tub, or one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water for a baby or toddler. Use only regular 6 percent strength bleach, never concentrated. Always pour bleach into the tub and never apply d...

  • Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby. Experts note that there are overall concerns about long-term, repeated exposure of infants to alcohol in their mother's milk, so moderation in drinking is strongly suggested. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Don't drink alcohol just before...

  • Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday (HealthDay News) -- If you're tossing and turning on Sunday night in anticipation of the week ahead, you're not alone. Experts say it's when the fewest people get a good night's rest. The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for improving your Sunday night respite: Go to bed at the same time on weekends as during the week, which will help your body get used to the schedule. Wake up at the same time each morning, even on weekends. Indulge in a short afternoon...