Health Tip: Ready, Set, Ski!
(HealthDay News) -- Before you tackle the snowy slopes, make
sure you're fit enough to ski safely.
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Gathering
(HealthDay News) -- When spending time at holiday get-togethers,
make sure your visits are healthy for the entire family.
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting the amount
of fiber in your diet may lower your risk for heart disease, a new
Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's no evidence to
support the safety or effectiveness of nearly 8 percent of all
components used in hip-replacement surgeries in England and Wales,
a new study finds.
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who
choose to have an early delivery put themselves and their babies at
increased risk for complications, researchers warn.
1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in six
fathers doesn't live with his children, according to new research
that looked at how involved dads are in their children's lives.
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Walking more is a
simple way for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to greatly
reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
French Revolution Leader May Have Had Immune-System Disorder
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A leader of the French
Revolution might have suffered from a rare immune system disorder
in which the body starts to attack its own tissues and organs.
Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans with
dementia who live at home have numerous health, safety and
supportive care needs that aren't being met, a new study shows.
Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Attention last-minute
shoppers: If you intend to buy a health plan through one of the new
health insurance exchanges, and you want coverage starting Jan. 1,
you must act quickly.
Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Introduces New Food Defense Rule
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new rule to protect
the nation's food supply from terrorism has been introduced by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers whose
individual health insurance policies have been cancelled for
failing to meet the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act
may now apply for a "hardship exemption," Obama administration
officials announced late Thursday.