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  • Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    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...

  • Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety (HealthDay News) -- Kids can learn to prepare easy microwave meals and snacks, but they should know some simple safety rules first. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Enabling only children who are old enough to read, understand and properly use a microwave. Having potholders nearby, and teaching children to always use them when removing food. Explaining to children the importance of stirring microwaved food before eating to distribute heat ...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates Rise While Global Rates Drop While maternal mortality rates have dropped worldwide, the United States is one of the few developed nations to witness the opposite, a new report shows. As those rates in America have increased by more than half since 1990, the global rate fell by more than a third since 2000. Those sobering statistics come f...

  • Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose modestly in 2016, but more workers must meet higher deductibles before their coverage kicks in, a new nationwide survey shows. The Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust surveyed more than 1,900 employers to find out about trends in health insurance costs and coverage. Both large and small employers took part. On av...

  • Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat right may gain less weight later on, researchers report. Encouraging more young people to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as lean proteins and whole grains while limiting sugar, red meat and processed foods could have a positive long-term effect on obesity rates, investigators found. The University of Minnesota researchers tracked the diet and weight of more than 2,500 teens, starting ...

  • Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2016 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Leprosy Confirmed in Elementary School Student in California Health officials in Jurupa Valley, Calif., say that an elementary school student has been diagnosed with leprosy, a rare bacterial disease in the United States and one that is often misunderstood. According to the Associated Press , two children from Indian Hills Elementary School in Jurupa Valley had been i...

  • Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports (HealthDay News) -- If you're a scholastic or recreational athlete, your shoes can make a significant difference in your performance and risk of injury. Here are recommendations from the American Podiatric Medical Association: Shoes for basketball, volleyball and tennis should include a rigid, thick, supportive sole and high ankle support. Soccer shoes should have a supportive, high-quality footbed, molded rubber cleats and an appropriate stud type for the p...

  • Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver (HealthDay News) -- Parents have limited control over the actions of a young driver. But they do have control over choice of car. The DMV.org website suggests: Opting for a four-door sedan with four cylinders, including good safety technology such as anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and air bags. Choosing a car with a long and excellent crash-safety record. Understanding that higher-end models can be pricier up front, and more expensive to insure.

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let this year's flu season catch you by surprise. Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings -- and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications. "Every year, people die from influenza," said Cindy Weston, an assistant professor of nursing at Texas A&M University. "After sizable outbreaks, people will respond with ...

  • How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

    Posted: 09/30/2016

    How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions SATURDAY, Sept. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially serious drug interactions are a daily threat to older people who take multiple medications and supplements, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. One drug can affect the effectiveness of other drugs and how your body uses them. For example, your kidney and liver may not work as well, which affects how drugs are broken down and leave your body, the FDA said. "There is no questi...