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Even Mild Concussion Tied to Greater Dementia Risk Later

Even Mild Concussion Tied to Greater Dementia Risk Later

Published 05/07/2018

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions, even those that are mild, more than double the risk for developing dementia down the road, new research suggests.

The findings stem from an analysis that tracked concussions and dementia risk among nearly 360,000 military veterans.

Study author...

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Health Tip: When Your Child Graduates High School

Health Tip: When Your Child Graduates High School

Published 05/03/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Graduating from high school is a milestone that includes some emotional stress for you and your child.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how you can support your child as he or she graduates:

Make sure your teen has medical coverage after high school, and that the te...

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Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

Published 05/01/2018

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests.

"Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major role in how employees perform and behave at work," said stu...

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Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Health Tip: Prevent Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Published 04/30/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) most often affects infants and children younger than age 5, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Children that young lack immunity to the viruses that cause HFMD. the agency says.

Typical symptoms of the highly contagiou...

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Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt

Published 04/27/2018

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say.

The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about breast augmentation surgeons that were posted by people in six large U.S. cities. There were 935 posit...

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Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

Published 04/26/2018

THURSDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to keep your unused medicines out of the hands of others?

You can safely dispose of dangerous expired and unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day, this Saturday, April 28.

Americans are in the midst of an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, and "m...

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