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December 30, 2013

What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions.

Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In the fall of 2010, 34-year-old Ari Steinfeld and his then-fiancee were walking to a New York City synagogue when a speeding car suddenly jumped the curb and plowed into them. The car hit them both, but Steinfeld was more severely injured as the car pinned him against a building, crushing his leg.

Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

(HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up frequently, but there are things parents can do to help prevent the problem.

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Glucose Meter

(HealthDay News) -- Caring for your glucose meter can help you get the most accurate blood sugar results.

Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As 2013 nears to a close, the year's top health news story -- the fumbled debut of the Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare -- continues to grab headlines.

Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests.

Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a key protein involved in the growth of a rare, incurable type of soft-tissue cancer may eliminate the disease, according to a new study involving mice.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reports Surge in Enrollments

SUNDAY, Dec. 29, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- After a disastrous introduction back in October, the federal government's HealthCare.gov insurance coverage website saw a surge of enrollments in December, government officials said Sunday.

Health Highlights: Dec. 30, 2013

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