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August 13, 2015

Health Tip: Drink Water All Day

(HealthDay News) -- Drinking water throughout the day can help ensure that your body has enough fluids, especially when the weather is hot.

Health Tip: Don't Bite Your Nails

(HealthDay News) -- Nail biting is more than just a bad habit, it can harm your health.

Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mozart, Madonna or Eminem: Whatever your taste, music may help you recover from a surgery, according to a new review of data on the subject.

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows.

Drug Avastin Not Linked to Higher Risk of Blindness: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that eye injections of the drug Avastin increase the risk of a potentially blinding eye infection may be unfounded, a new study finds.

Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests.

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, HealthDay News -- Former President Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer.

Health Highlights: Aug 13, 2015

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