Health Tip: Have the Holiday Blues?

(HealthDay News) -- The holiday blues, characterized by depression and anxiety around the holidays, are not uncommon and can be triggered by a number of factors.

Health Tip: Follow Age Recommendations on Children's Toys

(HealthDay News) -- Before you buy any holiday toy, make sure the maker's age recommendations are appropriate with your child's age.

Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people should take medicine to control their high blood pressure, a new set of guidelines recommends.

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2013

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