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HealthDay News - November 29, 2017

Don't Be a Dumbbell: Work Out With Weights

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Strength training needs to be part of every exercise plan, but you don't have to join a health club to reap its benefits.

Steroid Injections for Arthritic Hips: More Trouble Than They're Worth?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- They may temporarily ease pain, but new research suggests that steroid injections to arthritic hips may exacerbate bone trouble over the longer term.

Many NFL Players Found to Have Enlarged Aortas

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Former professional football players are at increased risk for an enlarged aorta, which can lead to a life-threatening bulge in the artery, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Choose Healthier Snacks

(HealthDay News) -- Not all snacks are bad for you, so it's a good idea to avoid foods that are loaded with sugar and have virtually no nutritional value.

Health Tip: Identifying Common Bladder Problems in Women

(HealthDay News) -- Women may have a variety of bladder problems as they age. But many don't seek help because they are embarrassed or believe their symptoms are a normal part of aging.

Bone Treats a Dangerous Stocking Stuffer for Dogs

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even if he's a good boy, don't put bone treats in your dog's stocking this holiday season because they can pose a serious health risk to your pooch, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests.

What You Don't Know About Drug Interactions Could Hurt You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans take multiple medications -- but only about one-third ever discuss possible interactions between drugs, a new poll finds.

Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No'

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients used to see doctors as kindly-but-firm professionals -- experts who knew what they were talking about and whose advice should be heeded, even if it wasn't necessarily welcome.

Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2017

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