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March 20, 2015

Health Tip: Protect Your Feet From Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Adverse weather, from rain to frigid temperatures to snow, means you have to protect your feet while you're outside.

Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Peeling?

(HealthDay News) -- Peeling skin can occur due to sunburn, dry skin or a host of health conditions.

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides can hold vitamin E in the blood and prevent it from reaching the tissues that require it, a small study says.

When to Keep Kids Home From School

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to determine whether to keep a child home from school due to illness can be difficult for parents, but a pediatrician offers some advice on how to make that call.

Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests.

Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's that time of year when college students flock to warm, sunny spots to celebrate spring break, but a new study shows the roads become a lot less safe once they arrive.

Green Space in Cities May Soothe the Heart

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Turning vacant lots into attractive green plots may make life less stressful for city residents, a new study suggests.

For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

Health Highlights: March 20, 2015

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

Gene-Modified Apples, Potatoes Safe to Eat, FDA Says

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of new varieties of genetically modified apples and potatoes are safe to eat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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