Health Tip: Promote Good Oral Health in Children

(HealthDay News) - Teach young children to help protect their teeth and gums, and these early habits may last a lifetime.

Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast

(HealthDay News) -- Wearing a cast can be uncomfortable, and the wait for your injury to heal can seem long.

'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For weight loss, some swear by "grazing" -- eating several small meals throughout the day -- instead of eating fewer meals at more traditional mealtimes.

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of traffic-related air pollution greatly increase white children's risk of being readmitted to the hospital due to asthma, a new study finds.

Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stress of natural disasters can break people's hearts, according to a new study.

Marathon Training Might Boost Heart Health

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marathon training may be a good way for middle-aged men to reduce their risk of heart problems, a new study suggests.

Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Diabetes, Study Says

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a so-called Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, especially if you're at high risk for heart disease.

Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The formula doctors use to evaluate treadmill stress tests, and thereby assess heart health, doesn't account for important differences between men and women, a new study contends.

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

Health Highlights: March 27, 2014

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