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HealthDay News - November 26, 2015

Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy.

Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way to serve up a heart-healthy Thanksgiving dinner is to use healthy substitutions in traditional recipes, the American Heart Association advises.

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.

Health Tip: Stuff Your Holiday Bird Safely

(HealthDay News) -- A stuffed turkey may be a holiday staple, but the bird and its delicious contents can also become sources of food poisoning.

Health Tip: Reward Yourself for Reaching Fitness Goal

(HealthDay News) -- Attaining a fitness goal is a milestone, and you should reward yourself for a job well done.

Football Great Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The family of National Football League Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced Wednesday that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) prior to his death.


Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics don't protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study.