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  • Health Tip: Managing Dandruff

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Managing Dandruff (HealthDay News) -- If a flaky scalp is bothering you, medicated shampoo may do the trick. But lifestyle changes also can help prevent dandruff. The Mayo Clinic suggests: Keep stress in check. If your hair is oily, shampoo each day. Enjoy limited time in the sun. Sunlight may appear to help dandruff, but its ultraviolet light increases your risk of skin cancer. Apply sunscreen on any exposed skin.

  • Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Keep Indoor Air Clean (HealthDay News) -- Indoor air may contain allergens that make you sneeze and wheeze, and your eyes turn red. The Mayo Clinic says here's what you can do to clean up the air inside your home: On days when there's a lot of pollen floating around outside, close the windows and run the air conditioning. Use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter on your forced air heating and cooling systems, and change it regularly. Run a dehumidifier. Frequently vacuum your floo...

  • Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage therapy may provide some relief. "Current medical guidelines actually recommend massage therapy prior to the use of opioid medications for lower back pain," explained William Elder, the study's principle investigator. "Yet even with those guidelines, physicians and nurse practitioners are not recommending massage therapy," ...

  • Health Highlights: April 14, 2017

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Highlights: April 14, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets Recalled Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets are being recalled across the United States because they may contain amounts of belladonna alkaloids that are different than the amount on the label. Belladonna poses a serious health threat to children and the effects of belladonna are unpredictable, ac...

  • Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Caring for Nail Psoriasis (HealthDay News) -- Nail psoriasis causes pitting, discoloration and thickening of the nails. So how to take care of your nails if you have the condition? Here are suggestions from the National Psoriasis Foundation: Trim your nails as short as you can, since longer nails are more prone to everyday damage. Protect your nails from injury, which can worsen psoriasis symptoms. When washing dishes, cleaning or cooking, protect your hands with a pair of cotton gloves unde...

  • Health Highlights: April 17, 2017

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Highlights: April 17, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Than Half of American Adults Have Tried Marijuana A new poll finds that 52 percent of American adults have tried marijuana at least once and that 56 percent say the drug is "socially acceptable." About 80 percent of Americans strongly support legalizing medical marijuana. About half (49 percent) are in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana and 47 percent are...

  • Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight?

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight? (HealthDay News) -- Overweight children are at risk for a number of health problems from childhood into adulthood. Here are suggestions for discussing the subject with your doctor, courtesy of the American Heart Association: Prepare a list of questions and concerns. Ask the doctor if you may phone or meet privately if you don't want to discuss in front of a child. Before the visit, chat with your child about healthier living, and what that means for the f...

  • Health Tip: Stay Aware While Running

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Stay Aware While Running (HealthDay News) -- On the run? You need to remember some safety tips before you hit the trail. The Road Runners Club of America advises: Skip the headphones so you can hear what is going on around you. Carry a cell phone and some form of identification that includes your address, phone number, blood type and important medical information. Run against the flow of traffic to better see oncoming vehicles. When crossing streets, get acknowledgement from a driver that he...

  • Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    Health Tip: Minimizing Violence During Screen Time (HealthDay News) -- Kids see violence everywhere, especially from TV, movies and video games. So how can parents "minimize" what their kids see? The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Don't allow children under age 6 to see any violence. Play the video game with your child, or watch the show or movie together. This helps you understand what the child watches and offers a chance to talk about the values you share as a family. If you are not comfort...

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

    Posted: 04/22/2017

    High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients? TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be affected by a number of unexpected factors, new research suggests. The study found that diabetes is linked to a 12 percent higher risk of death for women with ovarian cancer. The research also showed that women with a specific type of ovarian cancer actually seemed to benefit from having a high blood pressure (hypertension) diagnosis. ...