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  • Health Highlights: April 19, 2017

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Highlights: April 19, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Running Can be Socially Contagious: Study The need to take a daily run might be something that spreads person-to-person, new research shows. How much people run can depend to a certain extent on their responses to other people's running, according to the findings from the analysis of social network data worldwide, The New York Times reported. The results of the study ...

  • Health Highlights: April 20, 2017

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Highlights: April 20, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in U.S. A proposal to boost the base price of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13 would make cigarettes in New York City the most expensive in the country. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that and other proposed measures Wednesday at an anti-smoking event, USA Today reported. "When it comes to New Yorkers' health, big tobacc...

  • Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve (HealthDay News) -- If you've followed your asthma treatment plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with your doctor. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests asking: If you could have another illness with similar symptoms. Your doctor may perform additional tests. If there is something environmental that's triggering your symptoms, such as dust mites, animal dander, mold or exercise. If your symptoms worsen at work, what might be res...

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation (HealthDay News) -- Many lifestyle factors -- such as diet, exercise and fluid intake -- are associated with constipation. To help tame the problem, the Cleveland Clinic recommends: Drink two-to-four cups of water daily. Also drink warm liquids, particularly in the morning. Eat plenty of fruit (such as prunes) and vegetables. Eat bran cereals. Take a fiber supplement. Get regular exercise. Use a mild stool softener or laxative, but don't take it for longer than neces...

  • Health Highlights: April 21, 2017

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Highlights: April 21, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis Six of the top drug distributors and pharmacies in the United States inundated the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive opioid pain pills, according to a lawsuit filed in tribal court. It alleges the companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing to prevent...

  • Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fatty fish, are an essential part of a healthy diet during pregnancy. Opt for these safer sources, recommends the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Choose fish that are low in mercury, such as salmon, catfish, cod and sardines. Avoid fish that are high in mercury, such as swordfish and shark. Eat foods fortified with DHA, or if your doctor approves, take a DHA supplement. Eat eggs from hens fed...

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis (HealthDay News) -- Just about everyone has occasional foot pain, but persistent symptoms may signal foot arthritis. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests seeing a doctor about: Having swelling that affects one or more joints. Having ongoing tenderness or pain in a joint. Having a joint that feels hot or is red. Being unable to move a joint. Having a growth, rash or other changes in the skin.

  • Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some women really want to give birth at home, but for certain moms-to-be that choice can be risky, a new study suggests. There are women who have issues that can increase risks in pregnancy but are still likely to have good outcomes delivering at home or in a birth center. Those issues include being over 35, being overweight or having already had a vaginal birth after a cesarean delivery, the researchers said. Not so...

  • Health Highlights: April 24, 2017

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Highlights: April 24, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Campbell's Chicken Soup Recalled in Florida About 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products are being recalled in Florida by the Campbell Soup Company due to mislabeling and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products contain milk, a potential allergen, but it is not listed on the label....

  • Health Tip: Caring for Pets

    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Health Tip: Caring for Pets (HealthDay News) -- If there's an emergency and you need to evacuate your home, your pets must go too. So be prepared. The American Red Cross recommends: Find out which hotels would accept pets. Prepare an emergency contact list of friends, family members and veterinarians who can help care for your pets in an emergency. Practice evacuation drills with your pets, including getting their loaded carriers into your car. Microchip your pets, and make sure their vaccines are up to...