All posts by HealthCast

  • Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

    Is the dinner table a battleground at your house? Getting your kids to eat better doesn’t have to cause a fight if you follow these fast and easy strategies to enhance dishes that they already know and...

    • Posted February 18, 2019
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  • Will Sugar Substitutes Help You Lose Weight?

    The term “sugar substitutes” is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their value as a health or diet aid is still uncertain. A research...

    • Posted February 18, 2019
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  • Transgender Hormone Therapy Could Pose Heart Dangers

    Men and women who get hormone therapy during gender transition treatment may face a much higher risk for developing heart disease, new Dutch research cautions. “In light of our results, we urge both physicians and transgender individuals...

    • Posted February 18, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

    (HealthDay News) — Most women use eye makeup, but it does carry some risk, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. The academy suggests how to use eye makeup safely: Infection-causing bacteria may grow in creamy or liquid...

    • Posted February 18, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Eat Less Saturated Fat

    (HealthDay News) — The American Heart Association recommends reducing saturated fat to no more than 6 percent of total daily calories for people who need to lower “bad” cholesterol. The AHA suggests how to limit saturated fat:...

    • Posted February 18, 2019
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  • Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

    An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says. Burns are one of the leading causes of death and...

    • Posted February 17, 2019
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  • How to Keep Food Poisoning at Bay

    Following the recipe for food safety is a must anytime you’re in the kitchen, and it starts with clean hands, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. “Always wash your hands with soapy water for at least...

    • Posted February 16, 2019
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  • How to Choose the Right Cooking Oils

    Oils are one of the most widely used ingredients in cooking and are healthy alternatives to butter and margarine. All cooking oils, including olive, canola and peanut oil, contain 14 grams of total fat per tablespoon, and...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

    A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

    Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. “Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths due to opioids and stops...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Up to 1 Hour of General Anesthesia Safe for Infants: Study

    Infants who are given general anesthesia for an hour are unlikely to suffer harm, but the safety of longer and repeated exposure remains unknown, a new study says. Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

    Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that’s not the case. Researchers actually found fewer teen marijuana...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

    (HealthDay News) — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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  • Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

    (HealthDay News) — The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. The association offers...

    • Posted February 15, 2019
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