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HealthDay News - September 23, 2019

Making the Most of Your Baby's First 3 Years

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts agree that the first three years of a baby's life are a unique time of fast development.

Lighten Up Your Favorite Mac 'N' Cheese

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to beat the comfort quotient of a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese, but the fat and calorie overload can be a health disaster. Here's how to make a lighter version with all the taste intact.

Health Tip: Preventing Bronchitis

(HealthDay News) -- Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tube lining, says Mayo Clinic. People who have bronchitis often cough up thick, discolored mucus. Though complications are rare, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia in some people.

Health Tip: Muscle Strain Risk Factors

(HealthDay News) -- Pulled muscles occur frequently in athletes. Most strains respond well to nonsurgical treatments, however, some strains can result in partial or complete tears, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people show evidence of mental decline, called mild cognitive impairment, but doctors often miss this sometimes early sign of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin may improve survival odds for patients battling head/neck and lung cancer, two new studies suggest.

Like Kids and Dogs, Your Cat Really Does Need You

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your cat may often act indifferent, but deep down, Fluffy is as attached to you as your child or your dog, new research shows.

'He May Need a Ventilator': One Teen's Fight Against Vaping-Linked Lung Illness

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eddie Sullivan, 17, woke up on a Tuesday and found that his chest hurt every time he took a breath.

Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other Problems

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If a child can't sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Or is the youngster just not mature enough to sit still yet?

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2019

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

Does Parents' Smoking Raise Future Heart Risks for Kids?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When parents smoke, their kids may face a higher risk of a common heart rhythm problem decades later, a new study suggests.

All That Screen Time Won't Hurt Your Kid's Grades - Maybe

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can relax a little about how much time their kids spend in front of screens, new research suggests.

AHA News: Yo-Yoing Blood Pressure Could Be Bad for Those With Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.