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October 23, 2014

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.

Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

(HealthDay News) -- Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents.

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study.

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows.

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it.

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam scores, according to a new study.

Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now 'Free' of Virus, Family Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday.

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests.

All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

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

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