Health Tip: Eating for Healthier Teeth

(HealthDay News) -- Most parents know the importance of brushing and flossing, but what you eat also is crucial to maintaining good dental health.

Health Tip: Using a Food Thermometer

(HealthDay News) -- Using a food thermometer can help ensure that food is cooked properly, reducing your risk of a food-borne illness.

1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll suggests.

Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) Exposure to smog is linked to higher death risk among people admitted to the hospital for a heart attack, a new study suggests.

Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents still rely on word-of-mouth recommendations when choosing their child's doctor, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital national poll on children's health. But online ratings are becoming a bigger part of the decision-making process, the survey found.

Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2013

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