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March 11, 2016

Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- If you have low blood pressure that drops low enough, you can feel dizzy or as if you're going to faint.

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

(HealthDay News) -- Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection that's common in children. Experts say there are steps you can take at home to help those itchy eyes feel better.

Doctor's Empathy Boosts Patient Satisfaction

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients do better and are more satisfied with their care if they believe their doctor is empathetic, a new study suggests.

Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Major surgery and general anesthesia don't cause long-term mental decline in older adults, a new study indicates.

Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests.

Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that exercise does not appear to affect breast density -- a major risk factor for breast cancer.

Smoothing the Transition to Daylight Saving Time

THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Be prepared to lose a bit of sleep this weekend with the switch to Daylight Saving Time, but one doctor offers some tips for a smooth transition.

Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The children of mothers who smoke heavily may face a much higher risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as adults, new research suggests.

If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have younger siblings before they reach first grade may be less likely to become obese, new research suggests.

Diabetes May Raise Risk for Dangerous Staph Infection

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes may be significantly more likely to develop potentially deadly "staph" blood infections than those without diabetes, a new study suggests.

Even Gardening or Dancing Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity, including gardening or dancing, may cut Alzheimer's risk by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 11, 2016

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