Health Tip: Monitor Your Blood Glucose

(HealthDay News) -- Regular monitoring of your blood glucose is key to understanding whether your diabetes is under control.

Health Tip: Help Prevent a Concussion

(HealthDay News) -- A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs from a significant blow to the head.

Exercise and Weight Loss Give Brain a Boost, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Regular high-intensity exercise is not only good for your body, it's also good for your brain, researchers report.

Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who have had weight-loss surgery and lost a large amount of weight may have better heart health than their brothers or sisters who were born before their mothers lost the excess weight, a new study suggests.

Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

SATURDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking takes at least 10 years off women's lives but they can significantly reduce that risk if they quit smoking early enough, a new study suggests.

Body Fat May Affect Death Risk Among Breast Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Having a very high or low body-mass index or high waist-to-hip ratio raises the risk of death among breast cancer patients, but this association varies some by race and ethnicity, a new study suggests.

'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- If Hercules can have a stroke, it means anyone can have one.

Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart

SUNDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot may help people stay healthy in more than the obvious way, new research suggests.

Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients who received Viagra before and after their radiation therapy had improved sexual function, according to a new study.

Many Mistakenly Think Radiation Might Cure Terminal Lung Cancer

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with incurable lung cancer mistakenly believe that radiation therapy meant to ease their pain and other symptoms may cure their disease, researchers report.

Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new study allays concerns that early-stage breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment might have a long-term increased risk for heart problems.

Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A trip to the emergency room often means a child is in pain, and it's a near certainty that the visit will also be fraught with anxiety.

Millions Prepare as Hurricane Sandy Starts to Slam the East Coast

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Sandy sent strong storm surges into the coasts of New Jersey, New York and Delaware Monday morning, federal officials warned that more than 50 million people could face historic flooding and damaging winds that make widespread power outages a certainty.

Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Massachusetts officials have closed a second compounding pharmacy after a snap inspection last week revealed conditions that might threaten the sterility of its products.

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- One less thing for toddlers' parents to stress over: A new study finds that toilet-training methods aren't the cause of urinary problems in children.