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August 16, 2016

Health Tip: Boost Your Health With Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise benefits the body and mind in countless ways, experts say.

Health Tip: The Pluses of Using an Insulin Pump

(HealthDay News) -- An insulin pump delivers insulin directly, without messing with syringes and bottles of insulin.

Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit doesn't only boost your health, it may also help you build a wider circle of friendships, a new study says.

Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who can't shop for fresh food close to home are more likely to have early signs of heart disease, a new study finds.

Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Female doctors in the United States make much less than their male colleagues, a new study finds.

Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of injuries at indoor trampoline parks has prompted a call for design and safety standards.

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news on America's college kids: They smoke less than other young adults, but they drink more.

Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As much of the Northeast struggles with a heat wave that isn't expected to ease until the middle of this week, here are some expert tips on how to spot heat stroke.

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of feeding tubes for nursing home patients with advanced dementia -- a practice increasingly discouraged by some national organizations -- is declining, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Aug. 16, 2016

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

Texas Reports 1st U.S. Case of Zika From Travel to Another State

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what appears to be the first case of Zika infection traveling across state lines, Texas health officials report that a resident of that state who visited Miami recently has tested positive for the virus.

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