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Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds. Sleeping in on the weekend may help children fight obesity, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. continue reading »

Driving with Unrestrained Pet as Dangerous to Drivers as Texting

Driving with Unrestrained Pet as Dangerous to Drivers as Texting

We as drivers understand the importance of wearing a seat belt while driving, and currently just about every in the United States requires you have it on when driving. Why is it important to wear a seat belt? If a car is moving down the road at 50 mph continue reading »

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital. Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should follow this checklist before bringing baby home: continue reading »

40 States Get an ‘F’ in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

40 States Get an ‘F’ in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

But the American Lung Association gives FDA a 'B' and federal government passing grades. A new report card gives the U.S. government relatively high marks for advances in treating people with tobacco-related illnesses continue reading »

Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet

Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet

To help prevent varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins -- usually in the legs. They can make standing and other activities painful. continue reading »

New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements. Seniors who want to remain in their homes despite illness and infirmity can get a high-tech assist these days. continue reading »

Según un Estudio, Mientras Más se Camina Menor Será el Riesgo de Diabetes

Según un Estudio, Mientras Más se Camina Menor Será el Riesgo de Diabetes

10,000 pasos al día cinco días a la semana protege tres veces más que sólo 3,000 pasos por día. Mientras más camine, menos riesgo de diabetes tendrá, afirman investigadores australianos. continue reading »

Health Tip: Your Diet’s Role in Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed while a woman is pregnant. The U.S. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse says dietary changes may be key to managing the disease. continue reading »

Getting a Flu Shot Still Worth It

This winter will not be a repeat of last year's H1N1 pandemic and instead is turning out to be a more typical flu season, experts say. And that means it is not too late to get a flu shot, advice that seniors in particular should heed since the prevalent strain this time around tends continue reading »