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July 17, 2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids love dogs -- dressing them up, tugging on them, kissing them, and even riding them like a horse. But sometimes, things can end badly, a pediatricians' group says.
Smart Steps for Sun Protection
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You know you're supposed to slather on a high-SPF sunscreen before going out in the sun, but these five steps will help you double up on that protection.
Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work
(HealthDay News) -- Too much stress at work may affect your job performance and overall health.
Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming
(HealthDay News) -- Swimming in a germ-ridden pool can make you sick.
Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The late teens are a key time for bone growth, even after young people reach their full height.
Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that too much time in the sun puts your skin at risk. But it's extra important to limit sun exposure when you're taking certain prescription medications, a pharmaceutical expert warns.
Big Baby, Heavier Kid?
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Those chubby baby cheeks that everyone loves to squeeze may signal an increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center seem to have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later, a new study suggests.
Many Americans Unaware of This Year's Heavy Tick Season: Poll
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that ticks can make them sick, and many take steps to avoid them. But few know that this summer could be a particularly bad one for tick bites, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollshows.
Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens may not get recommended vaccinations, and their parents might bear some of the blame, a new study suggests.
Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants exposed to the Zika virus in the womb should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities, according to a new report.
Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doing a crossword puzzle every day may help keep your brain sharp as you age, researchers report.
A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, a group of new studies show, according to four new studies.
Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Odds for Obesity?
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping people lose weight and avoid health problems associated with extra pounds, a new evidence review suggests.
Health Highlights: July 17, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Not All Plant Foods Are Equal
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For years, the mantra has been that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and grains will ward off heart disease, but a new study suggests that choosing the wrong ones may backfire.
McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say
MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pending pathology report will reveal the health risk posed by a blood clot that forced U.S. Sen. John McCain to undergo brain surgery last week, experts say.
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