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June 30, 2015

Health Tip: Teach Your 5-Year-Old About Safety

(HealthDay News) -- By age 5, children begin to realize just how many activities they can participate in. But with many of these newly discovered pursuits comes the danger of injury.

Health Tip: Get Enough Vitamin D

(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and build stronger bones.

A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Internet-savvy Americans would like to add their doctors to their group of Facebook "friends" or email contacts.

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding decals to the license plates of drivers with learner permits doesn't reduce their rate of crashes, a new study finds.

Cystic Fibrosis Might Be Deadlier for Hispanics, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cystic fibrosis is deadlier for Hispanic patients than others, and genetic differences may make Hispanics less likely to benefit from new treatments for the disease, researchers report.

1 in 3 American Adults Owns a Gun, Survey Finds

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guns are owned by nearly one in three Americans. And many of those people are part of a "social gun culture" that includes hunters and gun club members, a new survey finds.

Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Far too few Americans are surviving cardiac arrest, and a new report issued Tuesday by a federally appointed panel of experts sets out ways to boost survival rates.

Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds.

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' May Help Preemies Delivered by C-Section

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 30, 2015

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