All posts by LadyLively

  • Are Kids’ Playgrounds Really Safe?

    The numbers are alarming. According to U.S. health officials, more than 200,000 children aged 14 or under are treated each year in emergency departments for playground-related injuries, about 10 percent of which involve “TBIs” — or traumatic...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery

    Younger breast cancer patients who have one or both breasts removed have lower levels of satisfaction and well-being than those who have breast-conserving surgery, a new study finds. The study included 560 women diagnosed with breast cancer...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer’s Return

    There’s more evidence that when a survivor of early stage breast cancer takes up healthy eating and regular exercise, the odds of the disease returning go down. The key is sticking with such programs, said study lead...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Better Economy Could Mean Worse Nursing Home Care

    In a good economy, the care at U.S. nursing homes falls because it’s harder to attract and keep staff, a new study contends. “During economic downturns, many people are willing to take positions with work environments they...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

    Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary incontinence. The...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most

    On the surface, the news looks good for America’s mental health — a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Understanding Bottlemouth Syndrome

    (HealthDay News) — Bottlemouth syndrome is a form of tooth decay that affects babies and young children. It is caused by prolonged drinking of sugary liquids from a bottle. The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Health Tip: Improve Your Sleep Habits

    (HealthDay News) — Sleep is a complex biological process that helps you process new information, stay healthy and feel rested, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Not getting enough sleep can trigger illness, poor performance in...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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  • Make Those School Lunches More Nutritious

    Brown-bag lunches give you control over what you eat and what your children eat, but studies show that these to-go meals need to be healthier. This is especially important for kids because their eating habits are developed...

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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  • Rethinking Where You Shop for Food

    A change as simple as where you do most of your food shopping could translate to a better diet. A San Diego State University study looked at the food shopping habits of college students in the Minneapolis/St....

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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