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Nov21Health Tip: Strengthen Self-Control

Health Tip: Strengthen Self-Control

Whether it involves resisting a piece of chocolate cake or an ice cold beer, fighting temptation may be easier said than done. But with clear goals, self-monitoring and practice, you can improve your self-control, says the American Psychological Association. The association suggests: Use the “out of sight, out of mind” approach. Prepare “if-then” scenarios for […]

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Nov21Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health

Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health

Though Thanksgiving dinner is treasured by many Americans, the meal typically isn’t heart-healthy. Including holiday staples such as mashed potatoes and stuffing, the traditional feast is full of fatty, high-cholesterol foods, says the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For a healthier holiday meal, the school suggests: Devote most of your plate to vegetables, such as green beans, […]

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Nov20Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis — and people with rheumatoid arthritis are at added risk for heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea, researchers say. Their findings could improve understanding of how rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develops and also lead to earlier […]

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Nov20Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year’s recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report. Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departments complaining of high blood pressure, said lead researcher Cynthia Jackevicius. She is a senior scientist […]

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Nov20It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

It’s not uncommon for a woman’s sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren’t the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, definitely put a damper on a woman’s desire. But just as often, it was issues […]

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Nov20Health Highlights: Nov.20, 2019

Health Highlights: Nov.20, 2019

Juul Sued by California for Targeting Teens Feather Bedding Caused Man's Serious Respiratory Condition

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Nov20Health Tip: Identifying Melanoma

Health Tip: Identifying Melanoma

About 75 percent of melanomas emerge as new spots that appear in normal skin, says DermNet New Zealand. Because melanoma can quickly become life-threatening, it’s important to know early signs of the disease. DermNet mentions these symptoms to watch for: Changes in the color, shape or size of a spot. A spot that is itchy, […]

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Nov20Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the start of the U.S. chickenpox vaccination program, there has been a 90 percent drop in cases of chickenpox, the agency says. If you or a loved one does get chickenpox, the CDC has this […]

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Nov19Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Most American parents say they might have trouble distinguishing between a teen’s typical mood swings and possible signs of depression, a new survey finds. The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that while one-third were confident they could detect depression in their […]

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Nov19‘Don’t Give Up:’ Parents’ Intuition Spots a Rare Illness Before Doctors Do

‘Don’t Give Up:’ Parents’ Intuition Spots a Rare Illness Before Doctors Do

Parents usually know their child better than anyone, and if a parent suspects something is wrong, it probably is. That was the case for Dan and Laura Wallenberg from Columbus, Ohio. EV Wallenberg was just 5 months old when they noticed that their daughter wasn’t eating normally. They scheduled a visit with her pediatrician. “I […]

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