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February 13, 2014

Health Tip: Exercise in Cold Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Before you head out into the cold to exercise, make sure you're wearing enough layers.

Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help strengthen your muscles, including your heart. But if you've got heart failure, you should discuss exercise with your doctor before you start working out.

Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Head and neck injuries may triple the odds that a young adult or child suffers the leading form of stroke, new research suggests.

Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although most Americans live relatively close to a hospital that can give emergency stroke treatment, few actually receive the recommended therapies, a new study suggests.

Could Infections Harm Memory in Older Adults?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to several types of common infections could be associated with memory problems, a new study suggests. The authors caution, however, that further research is needed to draw concrete conclusions.

Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Video games might help people with dyslexia improve their ability to read, a new study suggests.

Making Acupuncture Even Safer

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Uniformly improving the quality of acupuncture needles would help prevent potential problems such as skin reactions and pain, according to a new study.

Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Waking up and not feeling rested isn't just annoying. Researchers say that "non-restorative sleep" is the biggest risk factor for the development of widespread pain in older adults.

Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increased risk of having a stroke or other blood-clotting problem might continue longer after a woman gives birth than previously believed, according to a new study.

Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Attempting to reduce the risk for heart failure following a heart attack, early research on swine takes a new protective approach: targeted injection of naturally occurring "protein inhibitors" directly into the heart.

Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quick treatment with a clot-busting drug limits brain damage in stroke patients -- even those who are elderly or have had more severe strokes, new research indicates.

Obamacare Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the state and federal marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2014

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