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August 21, 2015

Health Tip: Keep Kids Active

(HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise helps keep children fit and healthy, and is a great way to use their boundless energy.

Health Tip: Prevent Skating Accidents

(HealthDay News) -- Inline skating is a fun way to get active. But it also can lead to injury.

Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests.

Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Along with their bedding and laptops, college students living away from home need to pack protection against germs, an immunology expert advises.

Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who skip breakfast will be nutritionally short-changed all day, an expert says.

Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors play an important role in helping people lose weight, a new study finds.

Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, many parents are searching for vaccination records and hoping they're current, but what does "up-to-date" look like these days?

9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Single people can be just as happy as those in romantic relationships -- but it may depend on their temperament, a new study suggests.

Eating on the Run May Mean Eating More Later

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating "on the go" may thwart people who are watching their weight, new research suggests.

Health Highlights: Aug 21, 2015

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