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toy guns

(HealthDay News) — Thinking of buying your kid a BB, pellet or paintball gun for Christmas? Don’t forget eye protection, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges. The number of eye injuries related to so-called “non-powder guns” are increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, one study published earlier this year found a nearly 170 percent…

Cholesterol levels

(HealthDay News) — After indulging in big, rich, holiday meals, cholesterol levels go through the roof, Danish researchers report. After Christmas, cholesterol levels jumped 20 percent from summer levels among the 25,000 people studied. Your risk of having high cholesterol becomes six times higher after the Christmas break, the scientists said. “Our study shows strong…

weight gain

Holiday gatherings and eating go hand in hand—that’s why most people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Try these suggestions so you can indulge without the bulge. Beware of “Hidden” Calories During the Holidays Holiday gatherings and eating go hand in hand—that’s why most people gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and New…

type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes was once diagnosed much more often in overweight adults. But it now affects kids who have poor eating habits and get little exercise. Why is it so important to watch kids’ weight? Eight out of 10 overweight kids become overweight adults. But those kids may not get diabetes. Parents can do a lot…

microbursts of activity fitness

Sure, you’re well aware that you should exercise, but if it’s a struggle to make time in your busy life for fitness, then rest assured you’re not alone. While the CDC recommends aiming for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) each week, plenty of us find it difficult to cram…

superfoods diabetes

Lots of foods can be healthy choices if you have diabetes or are concerned about getting it. But a few really pack a punch with vitamins, minerals, fiber, or healthy fats. Make room on your plate for these nutritional powerhouses. 1.      Avocados contain monounsaturated fat, which helps lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. That’s important, because diabetes nearly doubles the risk of having a…

(American Heart Association) — Look after your heart to be kind to the mind. That’s the primary message emerging from research into Alzheimer’s, a disease of the brain that appears to be deeply driven by what happens to the heart and blood vessels. The link between high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease has been a…

parkinsons disease

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life, new British research suggests. The finding of a link followed the tracking of Parkinson’s diagnoses among millions of diabetic and non-diabetic patients who use the National Health Service…

It All Starts With HYGENE Many types of infections can be prevented with healthy pregnancy behaviors. Use the acronym word “HYGIENE” to help you make these behaviors routine! Handwashing helpsYes to Prenatal CareGood food prepared safelyImmunizationsEvade others’ bodily fluidsNo to unnecessary invasive proceduresEnvironmental precautions Download Hygiene Companion Handout What is group B streptococcus in babies?…

heart health

Finding ways to improve your overall psychological outlook may have a positive effect on your heart, according to a recent review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Positive people fared better in many components of heart health The review looked at how mental well-being affects the seven components of heart health, as…

stroke risk

(HealthDay News) — People born with a hole in their heart face an increased risk for stroke after surgery, a new study finds. This common type of birth defect — known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) — is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close after birth. “We already…

Low Carb Diets Boost Risk

(HealthDay News) — Having a baby? Case studies suggest don’t skimp on carbs! Low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and other weight loss diets may have adverse effects to your baby during pregnancy according to recent research. Following a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with…

defects

(HealthDay News) — Women who have a baby with a congenital heart defect may face a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 1 million women, those who’d given birth to a baby with a heart defect were up to 43 percent more likely to…

hpv cervical cancer awareness month

(HealthDay News) — Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) has become the standard of care in screening for cervical cancer. But now, Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test. The DNA-based HPV test is highly accurate in detecting 14 high-risk strains of…

cervical cancer

The Pap test has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening. It involves checking a sample of cervical cells for abnormalities that could lead to cancer. More recently, the human papillomavirus (HPV) test has become available, which checks the same cells for strains of HPV that may develop into cancer. A new study…