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March 26, 2014

Health Tip: Sweating Excessively

(HealthDay News) -- If it feels like you're frequently perspiring for no apparent reason, it may time for a visit to the doctor.

Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- Planning to become pregnant? Now is the time to get your body in shape and ready for baby.

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released Monday by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients' blood pressure readings are notably higher when they're taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds.

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Obamacare

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who've started applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act but can't complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension.

Goats Aren't Dummies

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Goats are far smarter than people believe, according to a new study.

Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one of every 25 U.S. hospital patients contracts an infection during their stay, and doctors can't say for certain why half those infections occur, according to a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Highlights: March 26, 2014

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