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February 17, 2017
Health Tip: Coping With TMJ
(HealthDay News) -- Temporomandibular joint disorders, medically called TMJ, are a group of conditions that make it painful to move the jaw and nearby muscles.
Health Tip: Get a Massage
(HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help relax your body andmind, easing pain and helping you cope with stress.
Chronic Pain More Likely for Poor, Less Educated: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain is much more common among poor, less educated older Americans than their wealthier, more educated peers, a new study suggests.
How to Control Mold, Avoid Allergies
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mold can grow almost anywhere. But limiting moisture can help prevent it from developing indoors and causing health problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles
THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood levels of "active" vitamin D may boost muscle strength, a new study suggests.
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a tropical getaway, be sure to pack old standbys like bug spray and sunscreen -- and maybe a lot more, a doctor advises.
Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings, researchers report.
Low-Fat Meal May Boost Costly Cancer Drug
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-fat meal when taking an expensive prostate cancer drug can cut the cost of the drug by three-quarters, a new study indicates.
Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children, a new analysis suggests.
Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The intensive care unit (ICU) may not improve the chances of survival for all patients with serious heart problems, a new study suggests.
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are more likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think patients expect the drugs, a new study finds.
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The "love hormone" oxytocin may program fathers to bond with their young children, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2017
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