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  • Health Tip: Get Fit While Watching TV

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Get Fit While Watching TV (HealthDay News) -- You can fit exercise into your daily routine, even while you're watching TV. The American Council on Exercise suggests: Hiding the remote and getting up to change the channel. Using commercial breaks to use the stairs or walk around the room. Using resistance tubing to exercise. Buying a stationary bike or treadmill to use while you watch TV. Ironing your clothes during a program. Ditching the couch and sitting on a stability ball.

  • Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely (HealthDay News) -- If your kids are underweight, it doesn't mean you should fill them with junk food to put on extra pounds. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Serving guacamole made with fresh avocados, tomato and onions. Or add avocados to a sweet fruit smoothie made with nut butters, seeds, fruit and full-fat yogurt. Making trail mix or granola with dried fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds and full-fat yogurt. Creating a dip made w...

  • Health Highlights: July 22, 2016

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Highlights: July 22, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Marijuana Chemical May be in Colorado Town's Water Residents of the Colorado town of Hugo have been told not to drink or shower in tap water because the community's wells may be contaminated with the chemical in marijuana that makes people high. THC was detected in some tests conducted with field kits, and more definitive laboratory tests are underway, according to she...

  • How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place. One of the best ways to prevent bug bites is to use an insect repellent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency recommends insect repellents that contain at least 20 percent DEET. These products (whi...

  • Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression (HealthDay News) -- Children can't follow your rules unless you're clear and consistent in enforcing them. Aggressive behavior is no exception. Here are suggestions to help soothe an angry toddler, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Provide a home life that is secure and stable with loving but firm discipline. Offer positive reinforcement all the time, not just when your child is misbehaving. Change your child's focus with a distraction when the ...

  • Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip? (HealthDay News) -- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of hip arthritis include: Pain that starts in the thigh or groin and extends to the knee or buttock. Pain that worsens when you exercise vigorously. Difficulty bending at the hip. Difficulty walking. A grinding sound or sensation in the joint, ...

  • Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may affect a woman's dental health throughout her lifetime. The American Dental Association cites these examples: During puberty, hormones can trigger bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums. Each month during menstruation, a woman may have bleeding and swollen gums, swollen salivary glands or canker sores. These symptoms should subside when menstruation ends. Some women who take birth control pills are more likely to ...

  • Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap (HealthDay News) -- Scaly red patches of skin on baby's scalp are commonly called cradle cap. It's a form of seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as recurring or chronic eczema. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage cradle cap: Wash the scalp with a non-medicated, gentle shampoo for babies. Ask the pediatrician for a suggested brand. Apply petroleum jelly, mineral oil or olive oil to the scalp to help scales loosen. Use a soft toothbrush ...

  • Health Highlights: July 26, 2016

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Health Highlights: July 26, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Fixed Payments for Heart Attack Treatment Proposed by Medicare Fixed payments to hospitals for treating heart attack patients have been proposed by Medicare. Under the program, hospitals that treat heart attack patients would be offered a target price for all services provided in the hospital and within 90 days after the patient is discharged, the Wall Street Journal r...

  • Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

    Posted: 07/29/2016

    Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just one hour of physical activity a day -- something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride -- may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests. "These results provide further evidence on the benefits of physical activity, particularly in societies where increasing numbers of people have to sit for long hours for work o...