8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — It’s that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight.
But reaching that…
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Air Pollution Can Be Deadly for Seniors

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — Even levels of air pollution deemed “safe” by U.S. government standards may shorten the life spans of seniors, new research suggests.
In fact, hundreds of older Americans may die prematurely each year due to the effects of…
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Health Highlights: Dec. 28, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Court Orders EPA to Speed Update to Lead Paint Rules
A federal court is ordering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose a new…
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Many With Deadly Brain Cancer Don't Opt for Hospice Care

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — Many patients with a deadly type of brain tumor don’t receive adequate hospice care, a new study finds.
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 patients in the United…
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Getting Active Could Help Boost Memory, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — Physical activity is good for the body and the brain, but what about people with thinking and memory difficulties?
A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for…
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Epidemic of Opioid Abuse Is Top Health Story of 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 — The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids — prescription painkillers or heroin — remained the leading health news story of the past year.
The scourge is now so widespread that, just last…
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Health Tip: Kids and Window Blinds

– Window blind cords are potential choking and safety hazards for young children.
Nearly 17,000 children under age 6 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for window blind-related injuries from 1990 through 2015, data published recently in the…
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Health Tip: Schooling While Managing Cancer

– Homework may not be the number one priority when your child is being treated for cancer.
But school shouldn’t be forgotten. Many children with cancer consider school and spending time with other kids as a sign of normalcy, the American Cancer…
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MRIs Safe With Older Pacemakers, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 — Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.
Researchers tested the safety of MRIs on…
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Feeling Sad? Here's How to Beat the Holiday Blues

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 — The holiday blues might be a common phenomenon, but there’s plenty you can do to protect your mental health this time of year.
Even in a tumultuous year like 2017.
“With its combination of natural and human disasters,…
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