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August 31, 2015

Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a nuisance at night while you're trying to sleep.

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

(HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way to start the day with some exercise, but parents should make sure kids stay safe.

Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people, researchers report.

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds.

Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City bill to improve the nutrition of children's fast food meals could reduce the average calories and improve the nutrition of these meals, a new study claims.

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents care to admit, a new report warns.

Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover.

Naps May Do a Heart Good

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests.

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whatever your religious beliefs, they're unlikely to get addressed in the intensive care unit, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Aug 31, 2015

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

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds.

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