Health Highlights: Sept. 10, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
NYC Mandates Salt Warnings on Chain Restaurant Menus
Sit down at a chain restaurant in New York City and you’ll soon see warnings about the…
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Health Tip: Get Involved at Your Child's School

– Parents who become involved in a child’s education help the child learn and develop.
The University of Michigan Health System explains these potential benefits of parental involvement at school:

Improved grades.
Improved attendance.
Improved…
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Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler

– Finding the right shoe for a growing toddler is important, since your little one is learning to navigate the world on his own two feet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

Let babies be barefoot as long as possible to help improve…
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Beware Unregulated Stem Cell Treatments, Experts Warn

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — Hundreds of clinics across the United States are offering unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions from baldness to heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report.
“These for-profit stem cell clinics…
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Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 — A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says.
Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn’t…
Source: Topamax