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  • Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis (HealthDay News) -- Nail psoriasis causes pitting, discoloration and thickening of the nails. So how to take care of your nails if you have the condition? Here are suggestions from the National Psoriasis Foundation: Trim your nails as short as you can, since longer nails are more prone to everyday damage. Protect your nails from injury, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms. When washing dishes, cleaning or cooking, protect your hands with a pair of cotton gloves unde...

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients? TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests. The study found that diabetes is linked to a 12 percent higher risk of death for women with ovarian cancer. The research also showed that women with a specific type of ovarian cancer actually seemed to benefit from having a high blood pressure (hypertension) diagnosis. ...

  • Health Highlights: April 18, 2017

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Highlights: April 18, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Veterans Will Get Care At CVS Clinics Under VA Pilot Program A pilot program that enables U.S. veterans to be treated for minor injuries and illnesses at CVS "MinuteClinics" was announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The program, currently only in the Phoenix area, lifts restrictions under the VA's Choice program, which limits outside care to veteran...

  • Health Tip: Stay Aware While Running

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Stay Aware While Running (HealthDay News) -- On the run? You need to remember some safety tips before you hit the trail. The Road Runners Club of America advises: Skip the headphones so you can hear what is going on around you. Carry a cell phone and some form of identification that includes your address, phone number, blood type and important medical information. Run against the flow of traffic to better see oncoming vehicles. When crossing streets, get acknowledgement from a driver that he...

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time (HealthDay News) -- Kids see violence everywhere, especially from TV, movies and video games. So how can parents "minimize" what their kids see? The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Don't allow children under age 6 to see any violence. Play the video game with your child, or watch the show or movie together. This helps you understand what the child watches and offers a chance to talk about the values you share as a family. If you are not comfort...

  • Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm?

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm? (HealthDay News) -- If you can't get to shelter during a severe storm, it may be safest to stay in your car. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this advice: If you are close to home or work, go there. If you are too far, find a safe place to pull over. If possible, pull underneath a shady, protected area. Listen to the radio for weather updates. Stay in that spot until it is safe to resume driving. Continue listening to the radio for any ...

  • Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout (HealthDay News) -- If walking is your exercise of choice, reduce your risk of injury and split your trek into three stages: warming up, speeding up and cooling down. The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests: Walking slowly to warm up. After a few minutes, speed it up to a brisk pace. You should feel your heart rate rise but you should still be breathing and speaking easily. Cool down by walking slowly for the last few m...

  • Health Highlights: April 19, 2017

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Highlights: April 19, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Running Can be Socially Contagious: Study The need to take a daily run might be something that spreads person-to-person, new research shows. How much people run can depend to a certain extent on their responses to other people's running, according to the findings from the analysis of social network data worldwide, The New York Times reported. The results of the study ...

  • Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve (HealthDay News) -- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests asking: If you could have another illness with similar symptoms. Your doctor may perform additional tests. If there is something environmental that's triggering your symptoms, such as dust mites, animal dander, mold or exercise. If your symptoms worsen at work, what might be res...

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation

    Posted: 04/25/2017

    Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation (HealthDay News) -- Many lifestyle factors -- such as diet, exercise and fluid intake -- are associated with constipation. To help tame the problem, the Cleveland Clinic recommends: Drink two-to-four cups of water daily. Also drink warm liquids, particularly in the morning. Eat plenty of fruit (such as prunes) and vegetables. Eat bran cereals. Take a fiber supplement. Get regular exercise. Use a mild stool softener or laxative, but don't take it for longer than neces...