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Making Your Child Apologize May Backfire

Making Your Child Apologize May Backfire

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Forcing children to apologize before they’re ready may do more harm than good, researchers say. Children know when someone is truly sorry and an insincere apology may increase the offended child’s dislike of the child offering the apology, University of Michigan scientists reported. It’s […]

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Mindfulness Can Help Tame Everyday Stress

Mindfulness Can Help Tame Everyday Stress

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being in tune with the present moment — called mindfulness — can relieve stress and make you an actor rather than a reactor, a wellness expert says. Focusing on what’s happening right now allows people to notice things they might otherwise miss, said Dr. […]

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Building Passion When You’re Not in Love With Your Job

Building Passion When You’re Not in Love With Your Job

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some career advice for the new year. Experts often suggest that people follow their passion when looking for work that they’ll feel enriched by. But sometimes you don’t have a choice and have to take a job that you’re […]

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Be Alert for Concussions in Young Athletes

Be Alert for Concussions in Young Athletes

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With youth winter sports in full swing, it’s important for coaches and parents to know the signs of a concussion, a sports medicine doctor says. “Because concussion can affect thinking, the person who suffered the injury might not realize there is a problem,” said Dr. […]

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Health Tip: Avoid Cellphone Use While Driving

Health Tip: Avoid Cellphone Use While Driving

(HealthDay News) — Drivers should avoid talking on their cellphones while on the road, the U.S. National Safety Council warns. Latest Prevention & Wellness News It’s a myth that the human brain can simultaneously handle both the many aspects of driving while chatting with a cellphone in one hand, the council says. The agency dispels […]

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You Can Have a Role to Play in ER Care

You Can Have a Role to Play in ER Care

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are few life events more unsettling than being in a hospital emergency room. In situations that threaten life or limb, you may not have any say in your care. But in some instances, there is time to evaluate […]

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Staying Young at Heart

Staying Young at Heart

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You’re only as old as you feel. It’s a common expression that has some science behind it, thanks to a study from University College London in England. The researchers set out to learn if people who feel younger than their […]

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Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

Health Tip: Help Relieve Menstrual Pain

(HealthDay News) — Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common kind of menstrual pain, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Latest Women’s Health News It is typically caused by an overabundance of chemicals produced by the uterus. These chemicals, called prostaglandins, trigger cramps when the uterus contracts and relaxes. Pain associated with menstruation can start […]

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Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy

(HealthDay News) — A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says. Latest Women’s Health News Hysterectomies can be done vaginally, abdominally or laparoscopically. Vaginal hysterectomies tend to cause the fewest complications, the […]

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Making the Most of a Well-Woman Checkup

Making the Most of a Well-Woman Checkup

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t wait until you get sick to see a doctor — wellness visits for women can catch problems before they become serious, as well as make sure you’re taking all the right steps for good health. A well-woman checkup focuses […]