All posts by HealthCast

  • Pack the Right Footwear for Summer Vacations

    When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to include the right footwear, a podiatrist advises. “The type of vacation you go on will determine the type of shoe you need,” Dr. Ronald Lepow, an assistant professor...

    • Posted June 23, 2018
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  • Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

    Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training. Some have a celebrity aspect, like camps run by the dance squads of pro sports teams, while others promise the secrets of...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study

    Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of black adults nationwide, researchers report. “Our study demonstrates for the first time that police killings of unarmed black Americans can have corrosive effects on mental health...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

    (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes considerable pain in joints. At some point, most people with RA develop pain in the ankle and foot. While there is no cure, the American Academy...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Tips to Keep From Overeating at Party Time

    Dieting can be hard on your social life. You might think it’s easier to avoid social events like cocktail parties and even family gatherings because of the temptation to overeat. But there’s no reason to deny yourself...

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Parents Must Ask: ‘Is There an Unlocked Gun in Your House?’

    Before your child goes to a friend’s home to play, find out if there are guns in that home, a leading U.S. medical group advises. Gun injuries are among the top three causes of death among children...

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • More Evidence That Vaping May Help Some Smokers Quit

    (HealthDay News) — There’s new research suggesting that a switch over to e-cigarettes can help cigarette smokers kick their habit — even if initially they didn’t intend to. The small British study of 40 people “found that...

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Could Antidepressants During Pregnancy Slow a Child’s Motor Skills?

    Babies exposed to antidepressants during their mother’s pregnancy may face a slightly higher chance of having problems with their motor skills, a new review suggests. But the Australian researchers cautioned that more research is needed before firm...

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Health Highlights: June 21, 2018

    Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought Newer Flu Vaccine Only Slight More Effective in Seniors: FDA Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Understanding Mono

    (HealthDay News) — Once you contract mononucleosis, the virus behind it stays in your body, the Nemours Foundation says. In fact, about 95 percent of adults have the virus inside them, Nemours says. You won’t always be...

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Regain Your Appetite

    (HealthDay News) — Eating can be a chore if you don’t have the appetite. Food may be a lot less appealing if you’re sick or taking certain medications. But it’s still important to eat a balanced diet....

    • Posted June 21, 2018
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  • Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus

    The first confirmed human case of Keystone virus has been diagnosed in a Florida teen, but it’s likely that infection with the mosquito-borne disease is common among state residents, researchers report. The virus can cause a rash...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Exercise May Ease Inflammation Tied to Obesity

    Bicycling or other regular exercise may help reduce harmful inflammation in obese people, a new study suggests. Physical activity tames inflammation by changing blood characteristics, according to a team led by Dr. Michael De Lisio, of the...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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