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HealthDay News - May 16, 2016

Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma action plan can help people with asthma handle an attack quickly and safely.

Health Tip: Discuss Acne Products With a Dermatologist

(HealthDay News) -- If you're using acne products, you should take precautions to prevent a rare but serious allergic reaction.

COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment

SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment.

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When children are prescribed opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin or Percocet, for surgery or illness, about half of parents say they keep the leftover medicine on hand.

More Bars, More Ambulance Calls

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Areas with more bars have about eight times more ambulance calls than places where booze flows less freely, according to a new study.

Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

SUNDAY, May 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on where the imaging is done, new research reveals.

When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.

Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health

MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: May 16, 2016

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