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HealthDay News - October 23, 2017

100-Calorie Snack Suggestions

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pre-packaged 100-calorie snacks sound like a great idea. They're small enough not to blow your diet, but tasty enough to dampen cravings.

Health Tip: Keep Up-to-Date Vaccination Records

(HealthDay News) -- Americans are changing doctors more often these days. As a result, it can be difficult to keep accurate and up-to-date vaccination records.

Health Tip: Considering Genetic Testing

(HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing, an help identify potential risks for future health problems.

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?

SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Giving patients acetaminophen during surgery may reduce their risk of shivering when they wake up, according to a small study.

Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Avoid the stuffed animals at your pediatrician's office. Or better yet, take your own playthings when your child has a doctor's appointment.

Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean

SATURDAY, Oct. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- How much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests.

Ditch the Throw Rugs, Seniors!

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Icy winter weather may lead to fewer hip fractures than many believe.

Heart Disease, Stroke Cutting Black Lives Short

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans have a shorter life expectancy than whites, and higher rates of heart disease and stroke may be a major reason why, a new American Heart Association statement suggests.

Summer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors related to pregnancy and delivery may affect a woman's risk of having postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans abusing prescription painkillers has leveled off in recent years, but there is no apparent decline yet.

High-Nicotine E-Cigs May Be Gateway to Smoking for Teens

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows.

Tighter Rules on Arsenic in Water Saved Lives: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. government limits on arsenic in drinking water has likely averted hundreds of cases of lung and bladder cancer annually, a new study suggests.

Medical Marijuana Won't Help Most Sick Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana appears to hold only limited promise for sick children and teenagers, a new review suggests.

More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression tend to die earlier than expected -- a pattern that has grown stronger among women in recent years, new research finds.

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2017

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

Many U.S. Cities Lack Health Insurance Competition

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A single company dominates the health insurance market in many U.S. cities -- and that dangerous trend is increasing, according to a new American Medical Association (AMA) report.

Poverty Does No Favors for Health

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being in relatively poor financial health when middle-aged or older appears to significantly increase the risk for developing a disability or dying early.