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  • People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    People Picking Up Infection From Pet Store Puppies' Poop: CDC MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Bacterial infections that have sickened 39 people in seven states have been linked to puppies sold through Petland, a national pet store chain, U.S. health officials say. Campylobacter infections have been reported between September 2016 and August 2017 in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine pe...

  • Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are doing a better job of properly positioning infants and toddlers in their car seats, but older kids aren't always safely seated, a new study reports. The research suggests that child passenger safety education programs are working for infants and young children, increasing the number of parents and caregivers who understand that children younger than 2 years of age should ride in rear-facing car seats....

  • Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't believe schools are prepared to help students with mental health problems and serious physical health issues, a new survey finds. While 77 percent of parents were certain that schools would be able to provide first aid for minor issues such as cuts, they were less confident that schools could respond to more challenging health situations. For example, only 38 percent beli...

  • Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    Prostate Cancer Symptoms Aren't Always Obvious WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although about 1 in 7 men will be eventually be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, the warning signs of the disease are often vague and may be confused with other conditions, experts at Fox Chase Cancer Center say. Prostate cancer can be serious but it's often not fatal. Men should talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits of getting screened for the disease, advised Dr. Alexander Kutikov, c...

  • Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

    Posted: 09/17/2017

    Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Annual flu vaccines are appropriate for everyone aged 6 months or older, the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents. It urges parents to vaccinate their kids to reduce the risk they'll develop severe, life-threatening influenza. Flu killed more than 100 children in the United States in the 2016-2017 season, and thousands of kids were hospitalized. Unvaccinated kids are at especially high risk of death from ...

  • Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young gymnasts, figure skaters and wrestlers who try to quickly shed pounds by fasting or restricting fluids may be endangering their health, pediatricians warn. Similarly, young football players or power-lifters who try to rapidly pack on muscle may also be undermining their health, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said. "Sometimes, children and teens in certain sports...

  • Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart

    Posted: 09/12/2017

    Play It Smart: Stay in School for a Healthier Heart THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Higher education has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, University College London, and the University of Oxford in England. "Increasing the number of years that people spend in the educational system ...

  • Promoting Social Wellness in Your Community

    Posted: 09/10/2017

    Promoting Social Wellness in Your Community (HealthDay News) -- Social wellness involves building supportive relationships between you and your neighbors, which are especially useful during difficult times. The American Red Cross says creating these bonds can bolster your quality of life and that of the entire community. The agency suggests: Establish a program to install free smoke alarms in higher-risk neighborhoods. Learn life-saving skills, such as CPR. Help save a life by donating blood. Ensure tha...

  • Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up

    Posted: 09/06/2017

    Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With school bells ringing once again, 1 in 3 U.S. parents admits to worrying about bullying and cyberbullying. A new poll involving more than 1,500 parents of children and teens found one-third very concerned about online bullying and how it could affect their child's mental health. Experts have warned about the link between cyberbullying and anxiety, depression and suicide, the University of Michigan resear...

  • Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

    Posted: 09/05/2017

    Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors may not hear everything their doctors tell them, new research suggests, and that could raise the risk of medical errors. "In our study of 100 patients 60 and older, 43 reported mishearing a doctor or nurse in an inpatient or community health care setting, lending vulnerability to unintended error," said researcher Simon Smith, from the University College Cork School of Medicine, in Ireland. Earli...