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  • Health Tip: Squash Stress Before Bed

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: Squash Stress Before Bed (HealthDay News) -- Stress can keep you awake at night, even if you feel tired. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Practice yoga, meditation or deep breathing before bed, to help you feel more relaxed. Avoid TV or computers before bed, These devices can stimulate your brain and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Enjoy a soothing mug of chamomile tea. Take a shower or bath. Perform leg exercises, such as squats, to promote blood flow to the legs. Count sheep ...

  • Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip (HealthDay News) -- Vacation shouldn't be an excuse to load up on junk food. Parents should help kids make healthy food choices, whether at home or away. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Avoid letting children eat out of boredom. Create a daily schedule and show it to kids, adhering as much as possible to regular eating times. Packing healthy kid-friendly snacks, such as cheese sticks, fruit and veggies, popcorn, yogurt, trail mix, whole grai...

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2016

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Swine Flu Confirmed in 8 People in Michigan Eight human cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Michigan, state health officials say. All eight patients were exposed to swine at county fairs in Muskegon, Cass, and Ingham counties during July and August where sick pigs were also confirmed, CBS News reported. One patients was hospitalized but has since been released, o...

  • Head Injury Screening Tests Approved

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Head Injury Screening Tests Approved MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New computer software to assess the brain's function after a traumatic head injury have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) test and a similar test for children are meant to be used by doctors to assess signs and symptoms of head injuries that could be concussions, the agency said Monday in a news release. The software runs on laptop o...

  • Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School (HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way for kids to get exercise. But parents should always teach their children pedestrian safety. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Make sure kids cross the street only at crosswalks or intersections. If it's dark, have children wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight. Teach children to walk on the sidewalk, or on the shoulder of the road in the opposite direction of traffic. Never all...

  • Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School (HealthDay News) -- The first days back to school are a tough transition for many kids and parents. Making sure they are well rested before the first day can help. The National Sleep Foundation recommends: Returning to the normal school-year sleep and wake schedule about two weeks before the start of school. Back up bedtime by about 15 minutes each night and wake time about 15 minutes each morning. Maintaining the same sleep schedule throughout the school y...

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Highlights: Aug. 22, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Federal Transgender Washroom Access Guidelines Blocked by Judge Obama administration guidelines meant to expand restroom access for transgender students nationwide have been blocked by a federal judge in Texas. The government did not comply with federal law when it issued "directives which contradict the existing legislative and regulatory text," Judge Reed O'Connor of...

  • Health Tip: Shop for the Freshest Fish

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: Shop for the Freshest Fish (HealthDay News) -- Fish is a healthy addition to your menu, but it's important to keep it fresh. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises: Shopping for fish displayed on a thick pack of fresh ice in a case. Making sure there is no fishy, sour or ammonia-like odor. Fish should always smell mild and fresh. Looking at the fish's eyes to make sure they are clear and bulging, that gills are bright red (without slime) and that the flesh is shiny, firm and bounces b...

  • Health Tip: Pack Healthier Lunches

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Tip: Pack Healthier Lunches (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier foods at work or school doesn't have to involve sacrificing variety or taste. Here are lunch ideas from the American heart Association: Create simple meals with a few basic staples. If you do dine out, talk to the manager about healthier creations they may be able to make for you. Cook large meals on the weekend and repack the food into daily lunch portions.

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2016

    Posted: 08/28/2016

    Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Florida Teen Makes Rare Recovery From Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection A Florida teen is recovering after becoming only the fourth person in the last 50 years to survive infection with the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri , which is fatal in 97 percent of cases. Sebastian DeLeon, 16, arrived at Florida Children's Hospital in Orlando with a severe headache on Aug. 7. ...