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November 20, 2014

Health Tip: Seek Treatment for a Broken Toe

(HealthDay News) -- If you break a toe, it may not heal on its own without treatment.

Health Tip: Change Your Skin Routine During Winter

(HealthDay News) -- Healthy skin looks radiant, but it may need a little extra TLC during the winter months.

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48 percent in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually, a new report shows.

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five American adults -- 43.8 million people -- had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.

Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.

Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, a new study suggests.

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2014

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

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