Health News
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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Ease Into a Workout Program to Prevent Injuries
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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If your New Year's resolution was to get in shape, you should ease into your exercise program, an expert warns. Trying to get quick results could do more harm than good.

"It's important to know and respect your body's limits," Dr. Joshua Harris, an orthopedic surgeon with Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in Texas, said in a news release. "Start with an exercise program that will slowly build your strength and endurance."

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'Tis the Season to Overeat
Friday, December 26, 2014

Read more...Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can help you eat in moderation, an expert says.

"Don't arrive at a party hungry. It may seem logical to save up calories if you know you'll be attending a party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger leads to overeating," Jill Ashbey-Pejoves, lead dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release.

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Keep Holiday Meals Festive and Safe
Friday, December 26, 2014

Read more...Holiday parties and home-cooked meals offer plenty of opportunities for germs to find their way into food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service offers advice about keeping food safe.

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