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Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds

Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study

Researchers say more research is needed to determine cause of disparity among older Americans

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2017
  • Experts Warn of Health Threats from Climate Change

  • Trump Nominee Says Medicaid Needs Overhaul

  • D.C. Zika Tests Were Flawed

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ

Take it easy on your jaw

Health Tip: Get a Massage

It may help your mind and body

Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care

Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients

How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies

Limiting moisture in the home is key, specialists say

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug

But patients shouldn't try this on their own, researcher warns

Dealing With Diabetes Distress

The blood sugar disease often comes with enormous mental and emotional strains, specialists say

Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2017
  • U.S. Health Care Spending Will Keep Rising: Report

  • China to Tighten Controls on Dangerous Drugs

Health Tip: Feeling Tense?

Suggestions to help you calm down

Health Tip: Give Your Kids Bone-Building Food

Suggestions for stronger bodies

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

There was some hint that long-term hormone therapy might have a benefit, but results weren't definitive

Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

Study confirms numerous hazards, and experts stress the condition must be treated immediately

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

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