Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury, according to a new study. “Not only are these injuries becoming more prevalent among professional baseball pitchers, but we are also…

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Early Colon Cancer Screening Advised for Some

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to screen for colon cancer. But others may need to start screening earlier due to certain risk factors, an expert says. People most at risk for colon cancer are those with a first-degree…

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What Caregivers Should Know About Alzheimer's

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise, the role of caregivers has become increasingly important, a dementia expert notes. “A good caretaker who understands the disease, its symptoms and progression is crucial to the overall well-being of people with Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Fred Kobylarz…

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Early Periods Tied to Mental Health Issues Into Adulthood

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Mental health problems can last into adulthood for girls who start having their periods at an early age, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that girls with early periods have more frequent and severe mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. They’re also…

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For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children’s ears, but they just might do more harm than good. In fact, each year roughly 12,540 injuries to children’s ears stem from the use of cotton swabs, according to a study cited by Dr. Jay Shah,…

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No Talking While Driving?

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) –Talking while driving — whether on a cellphone or simply conversing with a passenger — undermines road safety, a new review claims. Drivers who talk, the researchers found, are less safe than drivers who stay quiet. “It is a common misconception that tasks that allow drivers to keep their…

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Young Cancer Survivors Finding Support From Social Networks

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Social networks and support appear to be stronger among teen and young adult cancer survivors than among their peers who haven’t had cancer, a new study has found. Overall, the cancer survivors were found to have more emotional and other types of support and to get more advice…

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Want to Know Gender Identity? Ask Away, Patients Say

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most people seem comfortable with their health care providers asking about their sexual orientation and gender identity, a new study finds. The finding comes on the heels of earlier research that indicated many health care providers believed that such questions would offend patients. The new study involved nearly…

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Some Great Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life. Here’s how to get — or keep — your child’s weight in a healthy range. First, eating as a family is key to preventing weight gain in kids.…

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Money Underpins Drop in Kidney Donations Among Men and the Poor

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone’s life. That could be the reason for a steady decline in U.S. kidney donations by men and by people in low-income households, a new study suggests. The living kidney donation rate among men dropped by…

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