|Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?
Health Tip: Pain in the Foot? (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you should see a doctor if your symptoms include: Swelling that affects at least one joint. Tenderness or pain that recurs in any joint. Heat or redness surrounding a joint. Restricted range of motion. Morning stiffness. A growth, rash or skin change.
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it's known as winter-related atopic dermatitis. Researchers found vitamin D significantly reduced the uncomfortable symptoms associated with this disorder. "While we don't know the exact proportion of patients with atopic dermatitis whose s...
Health Tip: Enjoy Your Coffee, But ...
Health Tip: Enjoy Your Coffee, But ... (HealthDay News) -- Coffee contains beneficial nutrients, but fattening sweeteners can dampen these benefits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice when it comes to drinking coffee: Beware of additives or "designer" coffee drinks. Opt for a fat-free milk latte, which will limit added calories and fat. Skip the sugar. Add flavor to your coffee with cinnamon or vanilla powder. Limit yourself to no more than three 8-ounce servings of coffee per day.
Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes
Health Tip: Watch Your Family's Portion Sizes (HealthDay News) -- Limiting you and family members to appropriate portion sizes can help maintain healthy weights and avoid overeating. The Letsmove.gov website offers these suggestions: Use smaller bowls and plates at home. Buy snacks in smaller packages. Don't push kids to clean their plates. Instead, encourage them to stop eating when they're full. Cook in larger batches, serving appropriate portions and freezing the rest. Measure appropriate portion siz...
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest is often caused by an undetected structural abnormality of the heart, according to a NATA news release. The...
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The way you walk can affect your mood, according to a new study. Previous research has shown that depressed people move differently from happy people, according to study co-author Nikolaus Troje, a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. "It is not surprising that our mood, the way we feel, affects how we walk, but we want to see whether the way we move also affects how we feel," he said in an inst...
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds. The findings show that doctors should keep using vancomycin to treat Staphylococcus aureus infections even though there are several newer antibiotics available to do the job, University of Nebraska researchers said. They analyzed the outcomes of nearly 8,...
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds
Frequent Dining Out Might Widen Your Waistline, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults between 2005 and 2010. The researchers found that people who ate six or more meals a week away from home had...
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 80,000 children who underwent tonsillectomies in California, Florida, Iowa and New York in 2010 and 2011. Within two weeks after surgery, about 8 percent of the children saw a doctor for complications such as b...
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted White House adviser, as Ebola "czar." His role: to oversee the federal government's response to the small but anxiety-producing presence of the often lethal virus in the United States. Klain has been out of public service since leaving Biden's office during Obama's first term. The White House said Klain would report ...
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