Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution

SATURDAY, Dec. 31, 2016 — As a new year begins, the American Medical Association urges you to make healthy living part of your resolutions for 2017.
“These seven health recommendations will help people start the year off on the right foot by…
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Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — People who like to hike don’t have to stop when winter sets in, according to the American Hiking Society.
Winter hiking can be safe and fun as long as some easy precautions are taken. The group offers this advice:

Wear…
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Many People May Have 'False' Memories, Study Contends

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — About half of people may “remember” experiences that never happened, British research suggests.
Researchers analyzed “memory implantation” experiments with more than 400 people. The participants were told a fictitious event…
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Don't Ban Anonymous Sperm Donations: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Prohibiting anonymous sperm donations might lead to fewer donors and prompt those still willing to donate to ask for higher fees for donations, researchers report.
While sperm donor anonymity is the norm in the United…
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Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Doctors report that they have crafted a penis implant that becomes erect when heated.
Dubbed by some as the “bionic penis,” the discovery could one day be a godsend for thousands of cancer survivors and wounded soldiers, the…
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Health Highlights: Dec. 30, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
First U.S. Intersex Birth Certificate Issued in NYC
Fifty-five-year-old Sara Kelly Keenan is the first American to receive a birth certificate…
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Did You Know Biting Your Nails Can Make You Sick?

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Nail biting can leave you with more than just unsightly fingernails — it can have long-term consequences on your health, scientists say.
Researchers at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center offer five reasons…
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Staying Trim, Strong May Cut Risk of Urinary Incontinence

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Urinary incontinence is a widespread complaint among women, but a new study suggests that older women may find relief from this frustrating problem if they’re slimmer and stronger.
The study followed nearly 1,500 women in…
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Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — It’s a miserable feeling — you’re exhausted, your throat hurts, and you’re achy and feverish. But is it a cold or the flu?
According to Cindy Weston, an assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Nursing, the flu and a…
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Making New Year's Resolutions That Last

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — Though made with the best of intentions, most New Year’s resolutions last about as long as the bubbles in leftover champagne.
That’s why experts from the American Psychological Association (APA) suggest planning manageable…
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