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24Jan
2021

Men, Make Health Your Goal This Year

Men, Make Health Your Goal This YearSUNDAY, Jan. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The new year is the ideal time to focus on your health and one expert has some tips, especially for men, for doing that.According to Dr. Kevin McVary, director of Loyola Medicine Men's Health Center, in Maywood, Ill., "Men don't always focus on their health and, in fact, men are less likely to see a doctor or utilize health resources, and wait longer than women to seek care. Often, it's a man's spouse or partner who convinces him to see a doctor." As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, "a focus on health is especially important this year," McVary said in a Loyola news release."We know that obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a lack of exercise can lead to poorer COVID-19 outcomes. In addition, some men may have stopped eating healthy during the...

Child Car Seat Safety Tip: Skip Puffy Winter Coats

23 January 2021
Child Car Seat Safety Tip: Skip Puffy Winter CoatsSATURDAY, Jan. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Puffy coats have their place, but it's not inside a car seat.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of tips for keeping your little ones safe and warm while traveling by car.The first is to avoid dressing children in puffy coats or snowsuits before buckling them in, because car seat straps won't tighten enough. That creates a danger that the fluffy padding will flatten in the force of a crash and the youngster will slip from the seat and be thrown from the car. Puffy coats are not safe in a car seat or under a seat belt for someone of any age, the AAP said."Parents may not recognize the potential danger of buckling up a child who is wearing a puffy coat," said Dr. Sarah Denny, a pediatrician with expertise in injury...

Tips for Parents of Kids With Diabetes

20 January 2021
Tips for Parents of Kids With DiabetesWEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with diabetes can lead full, fun lives, but they have special needs. Here's what parents should know.Diabetes is common among American children. More than 205,000 kids and teens have the disease, and cases are rising.Age makes a difference in the type of diabetes a child is likely to have."Most children younger than age 10 with diabetes have type 1," said Dr. Santhosh Eapen, a pediatric endocrinologist at K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, N.J. "The condition occurs when the body stops making the hormone insulin," Eapen explained in a Hackensack Meridian Health news release. The number of U.S. children and teens with type 2 diabetes increased by 30% between 2001 and 2009, with cases growing among youth aged 10 and older. "With...

Toddler Tantrums? Pediatricians Offer Tips to Curb Bad...

20 January 2021
Toddler Tantrums? Pediatricians Offer Tips to Curb Bad BehaviorWEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Toddler behavior won't always be good. Outbursts are normal.Yet, you can also use those aggravating moments to help shape your little one's behavior, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).Start by teaching the "house rules," the AAP advises. Put away valuables you don't want your toddler to touch. Consider setting up an area with books and toys where your toddler can safely play. When your toddler breaks a rule, use positive reinforcement rather than threats. Reprimand quickly to help with understanding.Use healthy distractions and try different approaches, but don't bribe with sweets, the AAP recommends.Toddlers have little natural self-control, so it's important to teach them to express their feelings through words rather...

Fewer U.S. Cancer Patients Are Dying From Suicide, Study Finds

19 January 2021
Fewer U.S. Cancer Patients Are Dying From Suicide, Study FindsTUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals an encouraging trend: Despite the rate of suicide rising overall for Americans, U.S. cancer patients are actually less likely now to take their own life than in the past.Researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) tracked national data on causes of death among Americans for the years 1999 through 2018. They found "a decreasing trend of cancer-related suicide during the past two decades," with suicides among cancer patients dropping an average 2.8% per year. That's compared to an annual 1.7% rise for suicides among the population as a whole, according to a team led by ACS researcher Xuesong Han.It's not clear why suicide rates are dropping for cancer patients, but one expert has a theory. The decline "suggests that...
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