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19 Aug

Intentional and Unintentional Marijuana Exposure Among Children

Poison control centers receiving more calls about marijuana exposure in children.

16 Aug

Age, Weight and Cancer Risk

Obesity-associated cancers on the rise in younger age groups.

15 Aug

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Impulsivity in Kids

Limiting screen time and setting a bedtime may help kids with ADHD and other impulsive disorders.

Supplement Pills Can Pose Choking Risk for Seniors, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Large pills and dietary supplements can be tough for anyone to swallow, but new research finds they may pose a potentially dire risk to seniors.

A study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that between 2006 and 2015, almost 4,000 people had trouble swallowing dietary supplements tha...

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  • August 19, 2019
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'No Quick Fix' for A-Fib, But Cardiologist Says You Can Help Prevent It

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is no cure for a-fib, but the common heart disorder can be managed, an expert says.

Atrial fibrillation -- which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications -- affects as many as 6 million people in the United States. It's more common in whites tha...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 19, 2019
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How to Protect a Loved One With Dementia During a Heat Wave

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heat waves can pose a serious risk to people with Alzheimer's disease, so their families should know how to keep them safe, advocates say.

Extreme heat is "dangerous for everyone, but especially for someone with Alzheimer's disease, who may be unable to spot the warning signs of trouble or know...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 19, 2019
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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.

Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of 601 mother-child pairs from six cities in C...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • August 19, 2019
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Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can Sometimes Bring Danger

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who've been hospitalized for non-cardiac conditions, any hike in blood pressure medications as they leave the hospital can prove dangerous, new research shows.

That's because the prescription change may not help and could do harm -- putting them at higher risk for falls and other he...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • August 19, 2019
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AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study that also looked at reasons behind the discrepancies.

Statins help reduce the risk of ...

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