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July 07, 2015

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis in the joints of the hands can be painful and make many daily tasks difficult.

Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

(HealthDay News) -- Stress is an inevitable part of life, even for children. So learning how to deal with stress during childhood can lead to better lifelong health.

Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study looks at which patients prescribed a short course of narcotic painkillers may be most prone to long-term abuse.

Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' odds of receiving a drug that can halt strokes in progress may vary widely depending on their ZIP codes, a new study finds.

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While having one major health problem -- such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke -- can increase your risk for an early death, new research warns that the risk of dying prematurely goes up significantly if you have more than one of these conditions.

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer a blood clot in the lungs with no obvious cause can ward off a new clot with extended use of blood-thinning medications, a new study shows.

More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American parents' views about childhood vaccines became more favorable over the past year, a new poll finds.

Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny damaged areas in the brain may signal an increased risk of stroke or stroke-related death in people with no history of a prior brain attack, a new study indicates.

Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke victims often experience an immediate deterioration in their ability to think and reason. But a new study shows that a stroke also can have a more insidious, long-term effect on your mental processes.

'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. physicians are sparing their low-risk prostate cancer patients from surgery, radiation and hormone therapy in favor of monitoring their patients over time -- a strategy called watchful waiting, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: July 7, 2015

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