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September 19, 2014

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More states are passing legislation permitting or requiring schools to stock the medication epinephrine to use for any child having a severe allergic reaction.

Health Tip: Getting More Whole Grains

(HealthDay News) -- Whole grains are nutrient-rich foods that are full of fiber to help you feel full.

Health Tip: Beware of Household Chemicals

(HealthDay News) -- Many common household items are dangerous if children get to them, so it's important to know where the danger lies and to keep such items securely stored.

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.

U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to firearm deaths, Hawaii has the fewest gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new research.

Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key health benefits, most middle-aged and older adults in the United States don't engage in this type of exercise, according to new research.

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have known that bacterial pneumonia can raise your risk of heart problems, but new research pinpoints why.

Health Highlights: Sept. 19, 2014

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

FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity, on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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