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January 08, 2016

Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for an upcoming dental visit involves a bit of parental planning.

Health Tip: Coping With Alzheimer's Disease

(HealthDay News) -- While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are a handful of drugs that can help manage symptoms.

Some Steps to Help Protect Yourself From Cancer

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce the chances you'll be among them.

Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Social ties are as important to your long-term health as exercise and healthy eating, a new study suggests.

Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Cancer Patients With Other Health Problems

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says.

Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cold and flu season is here, but that doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to days of misery. There are a number of ways you can protect yourself.

High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of complications in heart attack patients, a new study suggests.

Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions in youth ice hockey are as common as in youth football and soccer, and often occur when players break the rules of the game, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Jan. 8, 2016

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