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March 08, 2013

Health Tip: Teach Kids In-Line Skating Safety

(HealthDay News) -- In-line skating can help children have fun while getting a great aerobic workout that helps strengthen muscles. But it's important that they follow safety guidelines to prevent injury.

Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Five tests, procedures and treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

(HealthDay News) -- A cardiac stress test is designed to measure how well your heart is able to perform when it is under physical stress. It also is used to help diagnose heart problems.

Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of an hour of sleep that comes with the switch to daylight saving time overnight Saturday can be uncomfortable if you don't take some simple steps to prepare, experts say.

Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese pregnant women are at increased risk for cesarean delivery, according to a new study.

Feds Take Lead on Health Insurance Exchanges

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- More than half the states in the nation have decided to let the federal government take on the task of creating one of the most complex yet vital parts of the massive 2010 health reform law, which was championed by President Barack Obama.

Petroleum Jelly Tied to Vaginal Infection Risk in Study

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use petroleum jelly vaginally may put themselves at risk of a common infection called bacterial vaginosis, a small study suggests.

TV Ads for Statins May Drive Overtreatment

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may lead to overdiagnosis of high cholesterol and overtreatment with the drugs, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: March 8, 2013

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