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Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert

Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes, experts say. Huge meals and unhealthy foods, heavy drinking and stress can increase the risk of heart problems and stroke over the holidays, an expert warns. continue reading »

petMD Provides Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Thanksgiving is just one day away, and your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56% of petMD.com readers admitted to sharing continue reading »

ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds. continue reading »

How to Keep Kids Active on Holiday Break

Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Off the Couch This Holiday Break. While watching TV, have a contest who can come up with the most fun exercise during commercial breaks like jump roping with an invisible rope . continue reading »

Experts Revise Guidelines for Whooping Cough Vaccination

Recent re-emergence of the illness is behind changes to Tdap shot. Revised recommendations for the use of Tdap vaccine to protect against pertussis ("whooping cough") in older children and adults continue reading »

Regular Sex May Be Key to Happy Marriage for Seniors

More-than-monthly sex also linked to happiness with life in general, survey findings suggest. Among older married Americans, an active sex life is associated with greater happiness with their marriages and with life in general, according to a new study. continue reading »

Antisocial Personalities May Find Social Niche in Gangs

Gang members seek a place to 'fit in' with others like themselves, study says. Most people who join gangs have an "extreme antisocial personality," according to a new study that challenges previous research suggesting gang membership is driven by fear, intimidation or peer pressure. continue reading »

Health Tip: Getting Ready for Childbirth

Creating a birth plan means making a list of your preferences for labor and delivery. The American Academy of Pediatricians says birth-planning should include your preferences about: continue reading »

Women More Prone to ‘Broken Heart’ Syndrome: Study

Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome -- a temporary heart condition brought on by extreme continue reading »

AHRQ Campaign Encourages Hispanics To Work With Their Doctors To Make the Best Treatment Decisions

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is partnering with Hispanic-serving organizations to promote the Agency's Spanish-language resources continue reading »

Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women

Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note. Low levels of vitamin D may put women at greater risk for heart attack and stroke, according to one of several new studies on the important nutrient. continue reading »

Increasing Awareness Of Stroke Risk Factors In The Hispanic Population

Hispanics are particularly susceptible to stroke in the United States and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) hope to educate about stroke during the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association continue reading »

Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women

Sleep problems linked to the painful condition, especially in middle age and beyond, study says. Sleep problems are associated with an increased risk of fibromyalgia in women, continue reading »

World Diabetes Day: 10% of All Latinos/Hispanics Over 20 Have Diabetes, Most Have Type 2

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. continue reading »

Health Tip: Treat Yourself Well During the Holidays

Don't neglect your health. The holidays can be physically, emotionally and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down. continue reading »

Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways

A program that helps elementary school students develop cooking skills while learning subjects such as geography, math, science and cultural studies may be one way to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. continue reading »

Hispanic Health at Risk: APMA Urges Foot Care to Prevent Diabetes Complications

American Podiatric Medical Association Encourages Hispanic Health Awareness with "Knock Your Socks Off" Foot Care Campaign, Promotes Regular Foot Exams by Podiatrist to End Diabetes Complications continue reading »

Low-Income Dads Are Involved With Their Kids, Study Finds

But doctors still focus mostly on moms, researchers say. A new study finds that low-income, urban fathers in the United States take an active role in their children's health and encourage them to eat healthy foods and exercise. continue reading »

Health Tip: Help Keep Kids Safe on the Internet

How parents can participate. The Internet holds vast amounts of information that can help kids with school projects and allow them to play interactive games. continue reading »

Health Care Workers Often Trade Hand Hygiene for Gloves

More than half didn't wash hands after treating patients, risking spread of infection, study says. Health care providers who wear gloves are less likely to wash t continue reading »