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  • Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work (HealthDay News) -- Too much stress at work may affect your job performance and overall health. The American Psychological Association suggests how to cope with occupational stress: Keep a journal to track things that stressed you out, and how you dealt with them. When you feel stressed, minimize the effects by exercising, reading and getting plenty of sleep. Make sure you're not thinking about work all the time. Practice relaxation techniques to help you wind down. ...

  • Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming (HealthDay News) -- Swimming in a germ-ridden pool can make you sick. Before you jump in, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests you: Check the water for cleanliness. Make sure pools and hot tubs are properly treated to get rid of germs. Avoiding swimming if you have diarrhea or an open wound that can't be covered. Rinse off in a shower for one minute. Take kids on frequent bathroom breaks. Change diapers away from the pool. Make sure chi...

  • Health Tip: Eating Well

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Eating Well (HealthDay News) -- When you're at a popular summer attraction such as an amusement park, nutritional food choices may lacking. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Browse carefully for healthier options, such as grilled chicken, corn on the cob, veggie burgers, salads or grilled vegetables. Enjoy a healthy breakfast at home before you head to the park, and pack a nutritious lunch and snacks. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and bring a refillable bottle. Ski...

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Summer

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Summer (HealthDay News) -- To prevent skin damage, you apply sunscreen. But how can you protect your eyes from the summer sun's glaring rays? The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises: Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) light. Look for glasses labeled as "100% UV protection." Styles that wrap around your head may offer added protection. Wear a hat with a wide-brim. Keep yourself and your kids out of direct sunlight during peak local hours of 10 a.m. to 3...

  • High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to vitamin supplements, more is not always better, according to a new study that found even high doses of vitamin D don't protect children from colds in the winter. "We may have just busted a myth," said study leader Dr. Jonathon Maguire. "Our findings do not support the routine use of high-dose vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of wintertime upper respiratory tract infections among healthy c...

  • Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s -- brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who closely followed the "Life's Simple 7" guidelines from the American Heart Association had brains in middle age that appeared more than a decade younger than those who didn't follow the guidelines at all, said ...

  • Health Highlights: July 19, 2017

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Highlights: July 19, 2017 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Boy Who Had Double Hand Transplant Making 'Amazing' Progress: Doctors An American boy who two years ago became the first child in the world to have a double hand transplant is making "amazing" progress and can now write, feed and dress himself, and even swing a baseball bat, according to his doctors. They said they're amazed at the progress made by Zion Harvey, who is ...

  • Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun? (HealthDay News) -- Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin. The American Academy of Family Physicians says failure to use sunscreen can lead to: Changes in your skin, including moles and freckles that may turn into skin cancer. Premature aging of your skin, including emergence of dark spots, a leathery appearance and wrinkles. A weaker immune system caused by your body's response to burned skin. Damage to the e...

  • Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Preventing Diabetic Foot Sores (HealthDay News) -- Foot sores are more common among people with diabetes, who often have problems with circulation to the legs and feet. To help prevent this dangerous condition, the American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Maintaining tight control of your blood glucose. Avoiding walking barefoot. Seeing a podiatrist regularly. If you already have an ulcer, keeping the area clean and covered with a sterile bandage.

  • Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep

    Posted: 07/27/2017

    Health Tip: Talking in Your Sleep (HealthDay News) -- Talking in one's sleep is common. But the National Sleep Foundation says it may not be anything to worry about, except when it is attributed to or results in: Using alcohol or drugs. Feeling stressed, depressed or anxious. Getting insufficient sleep. Waking up feeling tired or overwhelmed. Talk with your doctor if you're concerned about talking in your sleep.