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  • Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard (HealthDay News) -- A mouthguard protects your smile when you play contact sports. It's important to take care of the device and to keep it clean when not in use. The American Dental Association recommends: Brush with toothpaste or at least rinse the mouthguard after each use. Keep it dry and clean. Treat your mouthguard to regular cleanings with cool, soapy water and a thorough rinse. Bring your mouthguard to dentist appointments for an inspection and a professional cleanin...

  • Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Choose Energy-Boosting Foods (HealthDay News) -- If you feel too tired to hit the gym despite your commitment to exercise, your diet may need an energy boost. The American Council on Exercise suggests: Eat frequent small meals that include complex carbohydrates, such as veggies, fruit, whole grains and beans. Avoid refined carbohydrates, such as donuts or cookies. Don't drink caffeine within an hour of your workout. Instead, have a small glass of juice to help boost your energy. Start your m...

  • Health Highlights: April 28, 2016

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Highlights: April 28, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Wide Variation in Health Care Costs Across the U.S.: Study Health care prices vary widely across the United States, a new study says. Cost differences for the same procedures can be huge, according to the Health Care Cost Institute study of the prices paid by patients with private insurance, NBC News reported. For example, the national average cost of a knee replaceme...

  • Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Plane Ride (HealthDay News) -- Planning a plane trip? There are steps you can take for a better, healthier excursion. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians: Store medication to be taken during the trip in a carry-on bag. Pack extra meds in case of unexpected delays. Talk to your doctor about whether you'll need to adjust your meds during your trip. Keep an identification card with you at all times if you have epilepsy or diabetes. Also, bring a...

  • Health Tip: Got Eczema?

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Got Eczema? (HealthDay News) -- Bleach bath therapy may be an effective way to manage eczema, if it's approved by the patient's dermatologist. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Carefully measure the amount of bleach to mix with bath water. Use 1/2 cup bleach in a full tub, 1/4 cup in a half-full tub, or one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water for a baby or toddler. Use only regular 6 percent strength bleach, never concentrated. Always pour bleach into the tub and never apply d...

  • Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Avoid Alcohol While Nursing (HealthDay News) -- Drinking alcohol while nursing can affect the taste of the milk baby gets, and the amount of milk that you produce. If you choose to drink alcohol, make sure you minimize the effects to your baby. Experts note that there are overall concerns about long-term, repeated exposure of infants to alcohol in their mother's milk, so moderation in drinking is strongly suggested. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Don't drink alcohol just before...

  • Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Tip: Sleepless on Sunday (HealthDay News) -- If you're tossing and turning on Sunday night in anticipation of the week ahead, you're not alone. Experts say it's when the fewest people get a good night's rest. The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for improving your Sunday night respite: Go to bed at the same time on weekends as during the week, which will help your body get used to the schedule. Wake up at the same time each morning, even on weekends. Indulge in a short afternoon...

  • Health Highlights: April 29, 2016

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Health Highlights: April 29, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Huge Price Increases for Oral Cancer Drugs Since 2000: Study Prices of oral cancer drugs in the United States have risen sharply since 2000, a new study finds. The average cost of a new oral cancer drug introduced in 2000 was about $1,869 a month, compared with $11,325 a month for one approved in 2014, about six times higher, United Press International reported. Gleev...

  • Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Heat Beats Cold for Treating Jellyfish Stings FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unlucky enough to suffer a jellyfish sting, new research says that heat is better than cold for easing the pain. The team at the University of Hawaii at Manoa noted that jellyfish stings are a growing health problem worldwide. But, there has been disagreement over how best to treat and manage the painful stings. "People think ice will help because jelly stings burn and ice is cold," study author Christie W...

  • High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds. But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back on the field less than 24 hours after a concussion, the researchers discovered. "The finding related to return-to-play under 24 hours being the h...