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Health News for 02/22/13

February 22, 2013

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For Alzheimer's Caregivers, Patience and Compassion Are Key

The picture isn't necessarily pretty when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends.
Health Tip: Help Control Eye Allergy Symptoms

If your eyes are red, itchy and watery because of allergies, there are steps you can take to help ease your discomfort.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Constipation

Most everyone is constipated at one time or another. The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse defines the condition as occurring when a person has a bowel movement fewer than three times per week.
Plastics Chemical BPA Common in 'Preemie' ICU: Study

Premature babies who spend their first few days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit may be exposed to a possibly harmful chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, new research says.
Breast Reconstruction Using Women's Own Tissue Appears Safe: Study

Women who have breast reconstruction surgery using a transplanted flap of their own tissue have a low rate of short-term complications, a new study says.
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Poor growth among children born with heart defects may be due to abnormalities in growth regulation rather than nutrition problems, a new study suggests.
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

A few simple and inexpensive changes to school cafeterias can help encourage children to eat healthier foods at lunch, a new study finds.
Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids

It's time for that heart to heart with your kids about the dangers of smoking, drinking or illicit drugs. One thing it's best not to bring up: Your own dabbling in such substances in your youth, a new study suggests.
Common Sense Approaches May Stem ICU Delirium

A few simple steps can help patients in the intensive care unit sleep better and reduce their risk of delirium, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Feb. 22, 2013

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