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Aug19Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

Sometimes it’s obvious when older parents need outside help — like when they’re having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and unable to maneuver well even at home. But mental problems may not be as easy to spot. For instance, is Dad’s forgetfulness — his misplacing house keys or missing appointments — normal […]

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Aug19The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being

The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being

If you’re satisfied with your life, you probably have emotional well-being. Emotional well-being can be mastered just like any other skill, according to Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. How? By developing four key traits, said Davidson, a neuroscientist. The first is resilience. Research at the Center […]

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Aug19Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds

Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll Finds

Forty percent of U.S. parents say they would likely find a new doctor if their child’s primary care provider sees families who refuse childhood vaccines, a nationwide poll finds. And three in 10 say their child’s primary care provider should not treat youngsters whose parents refuse all vaccines. Those are key findings of the latest […]

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Aug19Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower Triglyceride Levels

Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower Triglyceride Levels

Heart experts are advising that prescription-strength fish oil pills might help lower excess levels of blood fats known as triglycerides. The pills contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. When prescribed by a doctor, these meds can lower high triglyceride levels by 20%-30%, according to a new American Heart Association science advisory. “From our review of the […]

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Aug19How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

If you spend a lot of nights watching the clock instead of sleeping, new research suggests you may need to be as concerned about your heart health as you are about lost shut-eye. People with genetic variants linked to insomnia have an increased risk of heart disease, heart failure and stroke, according to the study. […]

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Aug19‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

‘Dr. Google’ Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare Disease

A middle-aged woman had persistent symptoms that doctors couldn’t explain. Frustrated, she took an increasingly common route: a search through the internet. “Dr. Google” led the woman to specialists at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. There, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). This […]

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Aug19Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2019

Health Highlights: Aug. 19, 2019

Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge Near Denver

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Aug19Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

(HealthDay News) — Painful urination (dysuria) is the pain or discomfort associated with going to the bathroom, says Cleveland Clinic. It doesn’t refer to how often you urinate, although dysuria can be accompanied by frequent urination. Often, dysuria is associated with urinary tract infection. Other causes of painful urination include vaginal infection, inflammation of the […]

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Aug19Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

(HealthDay News) — To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Your optimal portion size may or may not match the serving size listed on a product. It’s dependent on your age, weight and metabolism, […]

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Aug18As School Starts, Pack That Lunch With Nutritional Goodies

As School Starts, Pack That Lunch With Nutritional Goodies

Planning for your children’s return to school this fall should include thinking about how to pack healthy lunches that they’ll enjoy. Try to include children in the process of creating their lunches, including buying food and packing (or helping pack) their lunches. This lets them make their own choices and helps them learn about nutrition, […]

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