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August 03, 2016

Health Tip: Meditating at Bedtime

(HealthDay News) -- A busy mind can keep you from a good night's sleep. And a relaxing meditation ritual may be just what you need to wind down.

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Nerve Damage

(HealthDay News) -- Nerve damage caused by fluctuating blood sugar can be dangerous, particularly for people with diabetes.

Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scars can alter your appearance and remind you of a difficult time, potentially diminishing your quality of life, a skin specialist says.

Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A positive attitude about aging can help seniors cope with stress, a small study suggests.

Stressed Dads Can Affect Kids' Development

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When dads are stressed out about parenting, it may take a toll on their toddlers' development, a new study suggests.

1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid medication users may be abusing and misusing the seizure and nerve pain drug gabapentin, a new study finds.

Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk gives a boost to premature babies' mental and physical development, a new study finds.

Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt about it: Americans are getting heavier and heavier. But new U.S. estimates may still come as a shock -- since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller.

Health Highlights: Aug.3, 2016

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