Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight
(HealthDay News) -- It can be embarrassing to talk with your
doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a
weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle
changes you'll need to make.
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction
(HealthDay News) -- Worried parents can take steps to help
protect their children from abduction, the American Academy of
High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults with high
blood pressure are less likely than older adults with elevated
blood pressure (hypertension) to be diagnosed during doctor visits,
a new study says.
Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women with chest pain are
more likely than men to wait more than a day to seek care, a new
Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Seventy-five percent of
patients taking the widely used blood thinners clopidogrel (Plavix)
and prasugrel (Effient) are getting the incorrect dose and could be
at risk for serious problems such as uncontrolled bleeding or blood
clots, a new study contends.
Brain Anatomy May Play Role in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- In combat veterans with
post-traumatic stress disorder, the area of the brain that controls
fear and anxiety responses is much smaller than normal, according
to a new study.
Losing Weight May Improve Sleep Quality
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight can help
people who are overweight get a better night's sleep, according to
a new study.
Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered
the earliest known evidence of Alzheimer's disease in people with a
gene mutation that causes a rare form of the disease that begins at
a young age.
Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with painful
osteoarthritis of the knee should turn to exercise -- aerobic,
aquatic or strength training -- as a good nonsurgical way to ease
their pain and improve their functioning, a new review
Stem Cells From Donor May Help Heal Heart
TUESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests that
stem cells can help repair the damage of a heart attack, and it
doesn't matter if the cells originate with the patient or a
Health Highlights: Nov. 6, 2012
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