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  • Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ohio Revokes License of One of State's Last Abortion Clinics The operating license of one of Ohio's few remaining abortion clinics was revoked by state officials because it did not obtain a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. The order against the Women's Med Center of Dayton was signed Wednesday by Rick Hodges, the director of the Depart...

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2016

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 5, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Michael Bloomberg Donates Another $360 Million to Anti-Tobacco Fight The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is praising former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he will provide an additional $360 million to the worldwide fight against tobacco, bringing his total contribution to nearly $1 billion. "Since its launch 10 years ago, the Bloomberg Initiati...

  • Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth (HealthDay News) -- Tooth grinding can lead to headache, jaw pain and may even crack your teeth. Stress is a common trigger, especially during sleep. If you grind your teeth, the American Dental Association suggests: Wear a custom-made mouth guard while you sleep. Talk to your dentist about the possibility of taking a muscle relaxant at bedtime. Get psychological therapy if your stress or anxiety is serious.

  • Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Tip: Handle Pet Food With Care (HealthDay News) -- Pet food can harbor bacteria that can make people sick, so it's important to handle it carefully. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: Always wash your hands after handling pet food or treats. Store pet food and treats out of a child's reach. Make sure pet food isn't kept near human food. Store pet food in its original bag, inside a closed plastic container that's just for pet food. Gather pet food with a clean scoop, n...

  • Health Tip: Cooking a Holiday Ham

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Tip: Cooking a Holiday Ham (HealthDay News) -- If you're cooking a holiday ham, make sure it's properly prepared to prevent foodborne illness. The U.S. Department of Agriculture advises: Set the oven temperature to at least 325 degrees Fahrenheit to reheat a fully cooked, packaged ham. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a food thermometer to detect the temperature. Heat a smoked packaged ham to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook a fresh ha...

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hip Fracture (HealthDay News) -- Hip fractures are serious injuries, especially in seniors. Falls are a prime cause. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice on reducing your risk: Keep your home clear of clutter, making sure it is well lit. Install grab bars in bathrooms. Get regular exercise to strengthen bones and muscles, and improve balance. Each year, get an eye exam and a complete physical. Discuss all medications with your doctor, as some dr...

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2016

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 6, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Mixed Results in Public Health Efforts: CDC There have been mixed results in efforts to tackle major public health issues in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Despite programs to combat problems such as obesity, hospital patient infections, food poisoning, and HIV infections, the CDC said its results in what it termed "...

  • Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking the change in an older adult's heart rate when they stand up might reveal their risk of death over the next several years, a new study suggests. As the researchers explained, when people stand up their heart rate initially increases, and then recovers. The speed of that heart rate recovery in the 20 seconds after standing predicted an older adult's risk of dying within the next ...

  • Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2016

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Sent to Ohio Governor Republican lawmakers in Ohio have sent Gov. John Kasich a bill that would implement the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The so-called "heartbeat bill" would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks' gestation. The bill does not exempt pregnancies caused by ince...

  • Health Tip: Does Exercise Feel Like Work?

    Posted: 12/10/2016

    Health Tip: Does Exercise Feel Like Work? (HealthDay News) -- Exercise doesn't have to be a dreaded chore. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests: Join a walking group or exercise class. Or ask a friend to come with you. Build a small garden in your backyard, neighborhood or community. Instead of a long workout, take three 10-minute exercise breaks during your day. Perform a different exercise each day so you don't get bored. If you don't feel safe or comfortable e...