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HealthDay News - December 05, 2017

7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness Assessment

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might be excited to begin an exercise program for better health, but for some people, getting a fitness assessment first is the right way to get started.

Health Tip: Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder

(HealthDay News) -- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), common in the winter months, is a type of depression triggered by decreased exposure to daylight.

Health Tip: Diagnosing Pneumonia

(HealthDay News) -- Pneumonia is a lung infection that most often spreads through coughing, sneezing or touching.

Think Before You Drink

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With the traditional flood of holiday parties and festivities approaching, chances to drink excessively increase. So, what to do?

Gene Discovery May Help Fight Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease has long remained a deadly mystery.

Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report.

Smokers 10 Times More Likely to Use Pot Daily

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says.

Your Doc Is Away? Substitute Doctors a Safe Option, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When the regular hospital doctor is out, the white-coated physician treating you may very well be a "temp."

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For children with epilepsy who don't find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests.

Insurance Ups the Odds of Beating Cancer

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of surviving cancer may depend on the type of insurance you have.

Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Later school start times could help teens get the amount of sleep they need, according to a new study.

Dating Violence Tied to Spankings in Childhood

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spanking your child may have unintended consequences as he or she forges adult romantic relationships years later, a new study suggests.

As Tax Bill Unfolds, What's In Store for Obamacare's Individual Mandate?

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. House and Senate leaders huddle to reconcile differences between their respective tax reform bills, the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate remains uncertain.

Checking Prices for Medical Procedures Online? Good Luck

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cards seem to be stacked against anyone who'd like to use the internet to become a smarter health care consumer.

Do Heat Waves Shave Dollars Off a Baby's Future Earnings?

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Being pregnant during a heat wave may be more than uncomfortable: New research suggests it can shave dollars off your child's potential income.