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January 22, 2016

Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids

(HealthDay News) -- Childhood is a great time to begin stressing the importance of healthy eating.

Health Tip: Is Your Heating System Ready for Winter?

(HealthDay News) -- To stay safe and warm during winter, make sure your heating system is functioning properly.

High Deductibles Don't Prompt People to Shop for Best Health Care Deal: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-deductible health insurance plan doesn't mean people will shop around for the best health care prices, a new study finds.

Gecko Study Squashes Dreams of a Real 'Spiderman'

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The hopes of all Spiderman wannabees may have been shattered by a new study.

Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds.

As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With much of the eastern United States bracing for a major winter storm this weekend, one expert is offering advice on how to lower your risk of slipping or falling on ice or snow once you head outside.

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intravenous clot-busting treatment might benefit stroke patients who needed help with daily living before their stroke, a new study suggests.

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe Medicare should cover approved medicines to treat obesity, a new survey shows.

'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who worry that too much sitting might harm their children's health may have a new ally: "standing desks" in the classroom.

More Patients Satisfied With Doctor Visits: Survey

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are satisfied with their visits to the doctor, a new survey shows.

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2016

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

U.S. Ob-Gyn Group Supports Zika Virus Travel Precautions

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) -- the largest organization representing obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States -- said Thursday that it supports new guidelines aimed at shielding pregnant women from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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