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Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Read more...For teens who suffer a mild concussion, more rest may not be better -- and may be worse -- in aiding recovery from the brain injury, new research suggests.

The researchers compared five days of strict rest to the traditionally recommended day or two of rest, followed by a gradual return to normal activities as symptoms disappear.

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The Best New Year's Resolutions Are Those You Can Keep
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Read more...You'll be more likely to stick to your New Year's resolutions if you establish realistic and achievable goals, an expert suggests.

Too many people try to do too much too fast and set unattainable goals, which simply sets them up for failure, according to Luis Manzo, executive director of student wellness and assessment at St. John's University in New York.

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Live Chat: Allergies and Other Sinus Issues
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
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Sneezy?  Stuffy?  If sinus problems and allergies have you down, join us for a free online question and answer session with an ear, nose and throat specialist and get your questions answered online and anonymously.

Join us on January 23, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm for a live question and answer session with weight loss surgeon Dr. Daniel Becker.
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FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
Friday, January 02, 2015

Read more...Viral infections can happen at any time, but they're more common during winter when people spend more time in close contact with others indoors.

Although most respiratory viruses clear up within a few days, some can lead to dangerous complications, particularly for smokers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. Signs of complications include: a cough that interrupts sleep; persistent, high fever; chest pain; or shortness of breath.

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Keep Your Toddler's Body Clock in Mind at Bedtime
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Putting toddlers to bed at a time that's out of sync with their internal body clock could lead to sleep problems, according to a small new study.

Researchers analyzed the sleep of 14 toddlers, aged 30 to 36 months, for six nights. They found differences in when children's levels of melatonin -- a hormone that affects sleep -- started to increase in the evening. Rising levels of melatonin indicate the start of night to the body's biological clock, the researchers said.

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