ARCHIVE: August 2019

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 "...

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...

Upping Seniors' Blood Pressure Meds After Hospital Can...

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...

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...

Recognizing When Your Parents Need Help

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's obvious when older parents need outside help -- like when they're having difficulty managing numerous chronic illnesses or losing mobility and...

The 4 Keys to Emotional Well-Being

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're satisfied with your life, you probably have emotional well-being. Emotional well-being can be mastered just like any other skill, according to...

Many Parents Would Switch Doctors Over Vaccination Policy, Poll...

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forty percent of U.S. parents say they would likely find a new doctor if their child's primary care provider sees families who refuse childhood vaccines, a...

Heart Experts Support Use of Prescription Fish Oil to Lower...

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart experts are advising that prescription-strength fish oil pills might help lower excess levels of blood fats known as triglycerides. The pills contain...

How Sleep Woes May Strain Your Heart

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you spend a lot of nights watching the clock instead of sleeping, new research suggests you may need to be as concerned about your heart health as you...

'Dr. Google' Helps Some Patients Diagnose a Rare...

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A middle-aged woman had persistent symptoms that doctors couldn't explain. Frustrated, she took an increasingly common route: a search through the internet...

As School Starts, Pack That Lunch With Nutritional Goodies

SUNDAY, Aug. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Planning for your children's return to school this fall should include thinking about how to pack healthy lunches that they'll enjoy. Try to include...

5 Health Tips to Promote Back-to-School Success

SATURDAY, Aug. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy kids do better in school -- something parents need to think about as they prepare for a new academic year. "As a parent and grandparent, I know...

Exercise Your Blues Away

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report. "The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is...

For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a...

Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana...

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports....

AHA News: Amid 'Epidemic' of School Vaping, a Search...

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the toughest challenges for those fighting the problem of vaping in schools may be getting people to realize how big the problem is...

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol (CBD). In 2018...

Is Dairy Fat Different?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dairy foods have been getting a lot of attention from researchers in recent years, notably from studies done both jointly and separately by scientists at...

Do You Know Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association...

Are You an 'Extreme Early Bird'?

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Early to bed and early to rise? In its extreme form, this tendency is more common than previously believed, according to a new study. Going to sleep at 8 p....

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