HealthDay News - December 17, 2018

Practice Patience for a Happier, Healthier You

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've no doubt heard the expression "patience is a virtue." Now researchers are learning that this virtue can be good for your health and well-being.

Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men earlier in life than for women.

Health Tip: Keep Toys Simple

(HealthDay News) -- When it comes to toys, the simpler the better, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Health Tip: Use Medical Devices Safely

(HealthDay News) -- A medical device is used to diagnose, cure or treat a condition, or to prevent disease.

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement.

Do Paramedics Shortchange Women With Heart Trouble?

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who call 911 for a possible heart attack may get different treatment from paramedics than men do, a new U.S. study suggests.

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some straight talk about the value of "the talk."

Parents, Think Before You Drink This Holiday

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in 4 American parents who drink over the holidays don't think about whether they'll be able to take care of their children the day after, a new survey shows.

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they've tried an e-cigarette during the past year, a new survey reveals.

Health Highlights: Dec. 17, 2018

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