Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Man’s Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly
Surgeons saved a man’s badly burned hand by implanting it in his belly for three…
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Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

– If you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help you figure out why.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests what to include:

The time at which you go to bed each night.
The time you…
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Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems

– Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections.
To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises:

Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging.
Protect against blisters by using a…
Source: Topamax

Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Heart specialists can’t always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows.
A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound that occurs…
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Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Don’t be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use.
A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use.
The poll…
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Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Three out of four American adults have a heart that’s “older” than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday.
Your “heart age” is based on a risk profile that…
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Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — When a child has cancer that resists standard therapies, the outlook can be grim. But a new study suggests that for some children, extensive genetic analysis can open up options.
The study found that among children with…
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