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Experts’ Guide to Trampoline Safety

Experts’ Guide to Trampoline Safety

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, Sept. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you own or use trampolines, you need to take steps to prevent injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) says. While trampolines are fun and can help improve coordination and strengthen the musculoskeletal system, serious injuries can occur without proper safety measures. […]

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Don’t Let Kids Wander Alone in Parking Lots

Don’t Let Kids Wander Alone in Parking Lots

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many children walk through parking lots without adult supervision, putting them in great danger, a new study warns. Researchers watched 124 kids, ages 2 to 10, and their adult companions as they crossed a parking lot at a community recreation center. The team found […]

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More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide Than Thought, Study Finds

More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide Than Thought, Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The gender gap in teen suicide is smaller than previously estimated, with more girls dying by suicide each year, a new study contends. Suicide death rates among 10- to 19-year-old girls have been systematically underestimated, while rates among boys have […]

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Brain Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri)

Brain Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri)

What are risk factors for Naegleria fowleri infection? The source of nearly all of the Naegleria fowleri infections reported since 1962 in the U.S. has been exposure to untreated freshwater during the summer. Activities that pose a risk include submerging the head, jumping feet first, diving, and sports that pull a person behind a boat, […]

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High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

How to choose a high blood pressure (hypertension) medicine There are a number of types and classes of drugs available for the management and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Your doctor or other health care professional will prescribe a drug that fits your specific needs based on your medical condition, and any other existing […]

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AHA News: Women With Heart Failure Less Likely to Get Heart Pump Device

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure Less Likely to Get Heart Pump Device

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women are less likely than men to receive a mechanical heart pump that is becoming the norm for people with advanced heart failure, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, took a deeper […]