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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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