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March 24, 2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds.
Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found.
More Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting Hips Replaced
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports.
Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up
(HealthDay News) -- It's common for babies to spit up after eating, since their small digestive tracts may struggle to keep down an entire meal.
Health Tip: Caregiver Stress Can Harm Your Health
(HealthDay News) -- Caregiving often is emotionally and physically challenging, and it can harm your health if you become too stressed.
Storing Cocoa Pods Longer May Make Chocolate Healthier
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a way that might make chocolate healthier and more delicious.
In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Male nurses in the United States make more than females, and the pay gap has not narrowed in 25 years, a new study finds.
Researchers Pinpoint Possible Protein Culprit Behind Alzheimer's
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal tau protein collecting in the brain may be the main cause of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims.
Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report shows.
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they fear malpractice lawsuits, according to a new report.
Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients' risk of stroke, according to the results of a new trial.
Health Highlights: March 24, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
New Blood Pump System Approved
TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Impella 2.5 System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to maintain stable heart function and blood circulation during high-risk cardiac operations, the agency said in a news release.
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