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August 14, 2013

Health Tip: Enjoy Sausage Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Sausage is a popular choice for the summer grill, and there are many cuts to enjoy.

Health Tip: Fit Your Teen's Feet

(HealthDay News) -- Trying to find the right athletic shoes to fit your teen's growing feet?

Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An infection from a common type of mouth bacteria can contribute to colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.

More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- After hearing about film star Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, a growing number of U.S. women now say they may ask their doctors whether the same preventive measure is right for them, according to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDaypoll.

Link Among Obesity, Diabetes and Death Risk Is Complicated

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Somewhat surprisingly, the link between body weight and death risk is stronger among adults without diabetes than among those with the disease, according to a new study.

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study.

Twitter Chat: How to Prepare for a Healthy School Year

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Are you looking for expert advice for your back-to-school health questions?

Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring

TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason for young women to get their bad eating habits under control: Kids born to obese mothers are likely to die earlier than those born to normal-weight mothers, a new Scottish study suggests.

Infertility Rate Declines Among U.S. Couples

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the rise in fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization, infertility rates have actually decreased among U.S. women of childbearing age, a government report released Wednesday shows.

'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The aggressiveness of prostate cancer doesn't appear to change over time, according to a new study that bolsters the argument for "watching and waiting" in cases of low-grade tumors.

Health Highlights: Aug. 14, 2013

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