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  • Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead (HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead for healthier meals makes it less likely that you'll order takeout. Here are suggestions for squeezing food preparation into your busy week, courtesy of the American Heart Association: Prepare a menu two-to-four weeks ahead of schedule. Plan your family's favorite healthier dishes, and update it with new recipes. Plan a menu for each meal for each day. While shopping for ingredients, snag any seasonal foods that are fresh an...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Pushes for Quicker Sharing of Medical Research The U.S. government has announced new policies aimed at shortening the time it takes for new research on drugs and medical devices to be openly shared. In a Friday news briefing, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, pointed to one 2014 study that found that after four years, 30 percent ...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Eggo Waffles Recalled Due to Potential Listeria The Kellogg Company announced Tuesday that it is recalling 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles due to potential contamination with the Listeria germ, which can cause serious gastrointestinal illness. The recall affects products distributed to 25 states and comes as "a result of routine tests that the...

  • Health Tip: Exercise a Painful Knee

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: Exercise a Painful Knee (HealthDay News) -- The thought of exercising an aching knee may sound painful, but gentle stretches can really help ease symptoms. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explains how: By strengthening surrounding muscles. This means better shock absorption, less pain and less risk of future injury. By loosening tight muscles, which are more prone to injury By enhancing flexibility in the knee, making the joint and surrounding muscles less sore.

  • Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor (HealthDay News) -- Your doctor or health care provider can be a huge help in keeping you well, as long as he or she knows your complete health history. The Cleveland Clinic says you and your doctor should always share information about: Any health conditions other than the one being treated. Your current regimen of medications, herbs or supplements. Allergies to any medication, food or substance. Trouble taking any medication. If you may be pregnant, are pregnant, a...

  • Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely (HealthDay News) -- Falling off a ladder can lead to a serious, permanent injury. But in most cases, it's preventable. The American Ladder Institute suggests: Avoiding a ladder if you're dizzy, tired or have poor balance. Avoiding a ladder whenever it's windy or stormy. Wearing shoes that are clean and resist slipping. Inspecting the ladder before use, avoiding one that sways, is rickety or has any loose or missing pieces. Making sure the ladder's size and weight capaci...

  • Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners (HealthDay News) -- Getting the entire family together for dinner may be a challenge, but it's worth pursuing, experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics says family dinners: Reduce the risk of childhood obesity. Promote healthy food habits that last into adulthood. Reduce the risk of your child developing an eating disorder. Improve social and emotional health.

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2016

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 21, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Facebook's Zuckerberg to Spend $3B to Fight Disease Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, say they will spend $3 billion over 10 years to help cure disease. The aim of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is to "work together to cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime," Chan said during an event in San Franc...

  • Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As people age, the harmful effects of heavy drinking can take a toll on key brain functions, such as memory, attention and learning, a new study shows. Researchers led by Adam Woods, of the University of Florida's department of aging and geriatric research, asked 31 men and 35 women to complete a series of comprehensive brain tests. The volunteers were divided into groups based on their level of alcohol intake: heavy dr...

  • Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle

    Posted: 09/27/2016

    Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle (HealthDay News) -- The right equipment, obeying traffic laws and some defensive driving can go a long way toward protecting you while you're on a motorcycle. The National Safety Council suggests: Opting for a bike that fits you well and has antilock brakes. Making sure headlights are always on. Taking a motorcycle safety course, even if you're an experienced driver. Avoiding alcohol. Looking out for potholes and other road hazards, and driving defensively particula...