Health Tip: Before You Start Trying to Lose Weight

(HealthDay News) -- You know losing weight will help you get healthy, but it's always a good idea to have a conversation with your doctor about your health before you start your weight-loss program.

Health Tip: Be Careful With Kids Around Water at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Water hazards can be found throughout just about any home, but parents can take a few precautions to help protect children from water-related injuries at home.

Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of all teens and young adults in the United States know a victim of dating violence or sexual assault, according to a new national survey.

Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers interested in creating a sense of closeness with their daughters should look for fun things to do together, a new study suggests.

ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency departments in the United States are missing important opportunities to educate parents on car-seat safety, new research suggests.

Study Confirms Slight Rise in Paralysis Risk After Swine Flu Shot

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus had a slightly increased risk of a paralysis disorder, according to a new study, but the benefits of vaccination greatly outweighed the risks.

Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments Have Similar Effects on Fertility

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Fertility rates are about the same for women who undergo different types of treatments for ectopic pregnancy, according to a new study.

Health Highlights: March 13, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: