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HealthDay News - August 08, 2016

Health Tip: Don't Forget About Your Teeth During Vacation

(HealthDay News) -- Vacation plans should always include what to do if there's an injury to your mouth or teeth, the American Dental Association advises.

Health Tip: Did You Strain Your Hamstring?

(HealthDay News) -- Hamstring injuries are common during running and other forms of exercise. But do you know the most common warning signs?

Drowsy Driving Causes 1 in 5 Fatal Crashes: Report

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 84 million sleep-deprived Americans take to the roads every day. And, drowsy driving was a factor in crashes that claimed about 5,000 lives last year, a new report shows.

Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers try e-cigarettes the first time for very teen-related reasons -- they're curious, friends use them, and there are lots of different flavors that taste good.

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income adults in Arkansas and Kentucky experienced significant improvements in care after their states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study reveals.

Health Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Patients' Survival

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two large studies suggest that surviving certain cancers in America could depend on your health insurance status.

Starting Monday, FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The sale of e-cigarettes to minors will be banned starting Monday, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products.

Health Highlights: Aug. 8, 2016

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