Health Tip: Why Keep a Health Journal?

(HealthDay News) -- A health journal captures various snapshots of your health, which helps you and your doctor get a clear picture of your medical history.

Health Tip: Walk to Your Favorite Restaurant

(HealthDay News) -- Why drive to a restaurant that's close by? Experts say if the weather cooperates and the restaurant isn't too far, walk before you dine.

High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure might be more dangerous for women than men, a new study suggests.

Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to be less informed than white women about the link between being obese or overweight and increased risk for heart disease, a new study finds.

Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who suffer a concussion often want to return to school and begin using electronics right away, but resuming everyday life too quickly might delay recovery, researchers say.

20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted'

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of at-risk seventh graders have "sexted" and those middle schoolers were much more likely to also have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Jan. 6, 2014

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

Americans Living Longer Than Ever: CDC

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer than ever and their life expectancy is increasing every year, federal health officials reported Monday.