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July 13, 2015

Health Tip: Seek Shelter During a Thunderstorm

(HealthDay News) -- When a thunderstorm develops, it's important to seek the nearest safe shelter to be out of harm's way.

Health Tip: Controlling Diabetes During Hot Weather

(HealthDay News) -- Hot weather can affect your blood sugar, so your diabetes may need a little extra management when temperatures rise.

Cancer Survivors May Face More Challenges When Adopting

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors may face roadblocks when trying to adopt children, a new study finds.

What's In a Name? For Newborns, Maybe Fewer Medical Errors

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using more specific names for newborns may reduce hospital mix-ups by roughly a third, a new study suggests.

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. hospitals may miss an opportunity to detect physical abuse in babies and toddlers, a new study reveals.

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tens of millions of rural, poor and Hispanic Americans do not have timely access to a lifesaving heart procedure, a new study finds.

Climate Change May Already Be Costing American Lives

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that U.S. climate change, and the unpredictable temperature swings it can bring, may boost death rates in seniors.

Health Highlights: July 13, 2015

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

Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy 52-year-old woman who ate wild mushrooms growing in a Canadian park nearly died from her error.

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