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Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

Health Highlights: March 2, 2015
  • Antipsychotics Overprescribed to Seniors With Dementia: Report

  • Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO

Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

Drink fluids and eat a snack

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

Therapy reduced pain level by about one-third for up to a month, study found

Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

Most patients found relief from foot pain in short study, but longer trials are needed, experts say

Tips for Safe Snow Fun

Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say

1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Airport Screenings Miss Roughly Half of Sick Travelers: Study

Dishonesty among passengers about exposure to diseases biggest barrier to effective checks

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Health Highlights: March 1, 2015
  • Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO

  • Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

  • U.S. Military Ends Ebola Mission in Liberia

  • U.S. Abstinence Programs in Africa Ineffective Against HIV/AIDS: Study

  • Restrict Use of New Meningitis Vaccines: Experts

Health Tip: Offer Kids the 5 Food Groups

Here are suggested healthier choices

Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

In Northeast, Weather Changes May Mean More Ticks, Earlier

Warming trend could affect the spread of Lyme disease, research suggests

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

Big jump in rates seen during 2007-2010, when U.S. economy was lagging

When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

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