U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 — Flu activity remains low in the United States, possibly due to the mild temperatures that have blanketed much of the nation, federal health officials said Friday.
But officials expect flu activity to pick up in the next few…
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Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 — Almost 25 percent of teens admit to being in a fight within the past year, but new research suggests that parents can play an important role in preventing physical violence.
“Fighting can lead to serious injuries and even…
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Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 — Cold and flu season is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to days of misery. There are a number of ways you can protect yourself.
While there’s no vaccine to protect against colds, nearly everyone aged 6…
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Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 — Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests.
“Our analysis makes it clear that doctors, clinicians, and other health workers should redouble their efforts to help…
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Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 — More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce the chances you’ll be among them.
First, it’s important to get regular check-ups and cancer screening…
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Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Tuberculosis Passed From Zoo Elephants to People: CDC
People can get tuberculosis from infected captive elephants when they have long-term, close…
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Health Tip: Coping With Alzheimer's Disease

– While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are a handful of drugs that can help manage symptoms.
Besides medication, there are things the caregiver can do to help a loved one with Alzheimer’s cope. The Cleveland Clinic suggests:

Make…
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