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October 02, 2013

Health Tip: Are Your Toddler's Toes Turning?

(HealthDay News) -- As a toddler learns to walk, it's relatively common to see the toes pointing inward (in-toeing) or outward (out-toeing). These conditions usually don't need treatment, but it's wise to talk to your doctor if you're concerned.

Health Tip: Signs That You've Sprained a Hip

(HealthDay News) -- Injury, overuse and overstretching are common causes of hip strains, which occur when the muscle fibers near the hip are stretched or torn.

Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Older black and Hispanic patients are more likely than white seniors to have complications after surgery, and pre-existing medical conditions are a major reason for that difference, a large new study suggests.

Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born between four and six weeks early are more likely than full-term babies to suffer a lifetime of socioeconomic disadvantages, Finnish researchers report.

Medicare, Medicaid To Keep Running Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday morning, U.S. officials said Medicare and Medicaid recipients and veterans will continue to receive health-care benefits.

Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2013

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

Computer Glitches Mar Health Insurance Rollout

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance exchanges from Florida to Hawaii got off to a rough start Tuesday as many consumers encountered long delays and computer system snafus.

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