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February 15, 2013

Health Tip: Seeing Behind the Wheel

(HealthDay News) -- As you get older, your vision probably will change and you may have difficulty seeing while driving.

Health Tip: Use Focused Imagery to Relax

(HealthDay News) -- Focused imagery is a relaxation exercise that can help you relax and deflect stress.

Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the military who face combat situations shortly after they give birth are at greater risk for depression, according to a new study.

Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Smoke-free legislation, including bans on lighting up in public places and restaurants, reduces the risk of babies being born prematurely, according to a large new study from Belgium.

Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The divide between rich and poor in the state where you live may affect your risk of being readmitted to the hospital, according to a new report.

Doggone It! Your Dog Has You Pegged

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Ever think your dog knows exactly when to misbehave?

More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A couple of decades ago, only 2 percent of people with any type of diabetes met or exceeded the three measures of good diabetes management. By 2010, that number had risen to 19 percent, according to new government research.

Flu Levels Are Falling, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is finally loosening its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.

Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2013

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

Psychiatric Meds in Water Supply May Alter Fish Behavior

FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Small amounts of mood-altering drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders that are making their way into rivers and streams may be changing the behavior of some fish, a new study suggests.

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