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  • Health Tip: Early to Bed Before Back to School

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    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: 08/30/2016

    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: 08/30/2016

    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: 08/30/2016

    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: 08/30/2016

    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. ...

  • Health Tip: Explaining Circuit Training

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    Health Tip: Explaining Circuit Training (HealthDay News) -- Circuit training offers a fast-paced exercise regimen that moves quickly between different stations designed to work different areas of your body. The American Council on Exercise explains why it's a good choice: Circuit training combines both cardiovascular and strengthening exercises in one workout. Because there are so many different exercises, it helps prevent boredom. It burns a high amount of calories. You can mix and match exercises to c...

  • Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    Health Tip: Losing Hair After Pregnancy (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal changes cause some new moms to lose hair after pregnancy. But there are things women can do to help their hair look fuller. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Shampooing with a volumizing product. Skipping conditioning shampoos, which add weight to hair. Opting for a lighter conditioner that's designed for fine hair. Apply it only on the ends of the hair and avoid the scalp.

  • Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2016

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: CDC Provides $6.8 Million More to Fight Zika The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention is giving $6.8 million more to help public health partners nationwide respond to the threat posed by the Zika virus. The money will be used by the recipients "to assist state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions with their Zika responses in a wide range of activities, ...

  • Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can significantly affect your quality of life, physical health and mental health. The Cleveland Clinic suggests these coping techniques: Practice deep breathing and other stress management methods to help you relax. Maintain a positive attitude. Create goals that are attainable. Remember to pace yourself and don't do too much at once. Establish a schedule that makes time for relaxation and exercise. Join a chronic pain support group....

  • Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

    Posted: 08/30/2016

    Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise (HealthDay News) -- You know kids need to move and play, but are you sure yours are getting enough exercise? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: At least 60 minutes every day of aerobic exercise, and very vigorous exercise at least three days per week. Push-ups, gymnastics or other strengthening exercises at least three times per week. Running, jumping rope and other weight-bearing exercises to build bones at least three times per week.