Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

(HealthDay News) -- Corded blinds and shades pose significant strangulation hazards for young children. Experts say parents should check every window in the home to make sure the covering doesn't pose a danger.

Health Tip: Recognizing Shin Splints

(HealthDay News) -- Shin splints are a common running injury. They occur when the tissue, muscles and tendons near the tibia bone in the front of the leg become inflamed.

Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged, a new study contends.

Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.

State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds.

Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More action is needed to reduce illness and death among the millions of Americans exposed to silica dust at work, according to a new report.

Military Contractors Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Private contractors who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds.

Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Altitude may affect an athlete's risk of concussion, according to a new study believed to be the first to examine this association.

Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.

Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2013

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