Health Tip: Select Running Shoes Based on Your Arches

– The right fit and comfort of running shoes are essential for pain-free workouts, so consider the shape of your arches when selecting shoes.
The American Council on Exercise advises:

If you have flat arches that tend to roll in, look for shoes…
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Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Painful ear infections remain a scourge of childhood, but fewer American babies are getting them now compared with 20 years ago, new research shows.
The study didn’t dig into the reasons for the decline. But experts say the…
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Health Tip: Craving Something Crunchy?

– When you can’t stop thinking about a crunchy, salty snack, give your body a healthier version of what you crave.
Consider these healthier alternatives suggested by the American Heart Association:

Pour about a 1/4 cup of a whole-grain, no…
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Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds

SUNDAY, March 27, 2016 — Pets may bring many health benefits to homeless children, but they can also make it tougher to find shelter or to use other social services, new Canadian research suggests.
A team of researchers, led by scientists at the…
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Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

SATURDAY, March 26, 2016 — High school athletes who focus on a single sport may be at increased risk for knee and hip injuries, a new study suggests.
“Make sure your children are getting breaks in competition,” said study author David Bell,…
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CDC Sets New Guidelines on Sex After Zika Exposure

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 — Men who know they’ve probably been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus should not have sex without a condom for six months, according to new federal health guidelines released Friday.
Numerous cases of sexually…
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Simple Steps Can Ease Care of Loved One With Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 — As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, patients find that simple tasks become difficult or impossible, but caregivers can help them maintain a sense of independence and dignity, a doctor says.
Create a routine that makes days…
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