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December 23, 2014

Health Tip: Shopping for a Walking Shoe

(HealthDay News) -- Ready to get walking? It's great exercise, but first make sure your feet are equipped with the proper walking shoes.

Health Tip: Take Back Strain Out of Work

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain can hinder your projects at work, but you can take a few steps to help minimize the problem.

Asians Need Type 2 Diabetes Screening at Lower Body Weight: Experts

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big contributor to type 2 diabetes, but Asian-Americans may need to pile on fewer excess pounds to develop the disease than other groups do, according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Smartphones May Charge Up Your Thumbs

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular use of touch screens on smartphones changes the way your fingers and brain work together, a new study reveals.

Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Early Study Offers Hope for an Ebola Vaccine

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news about the experimental Ebola vaccine that U.S. officials are preparing to test in West Africa -- new research shows a precursor of that vaccine produced a safe and potent immune response in Africans.

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