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July 19, 2013

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Chances are you know at least one person who's given up eating gluten. Maybe you've even given it up yourself. But who can really benefit from a gluten-free diet?
Gluten-Free and Worry-Free in Georgia

Though giving up gluten has become somewhat of a fad, some people -- beyond those with celiac disease -- can reap real benefits from going gluten-free.
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Chinese Food

Some Chinese dishes are full of fat and salt, but others may be just as delicious and much healthier.
Health Tip: Fight Stress

Healthy habits can help combat stress, and keep you mentally and physically healthier.
Measures to Keep Heart Failure Patients From Returning to the Hospital

Hospital teams can take six steps to help heart failure patients avoid another hospital stay within the month after they leave, a new study finds.
Older Black Men Often Fall Short on Post-Cancer Care

Older black and Hispanic male cancer survivors are less likely than their white peers to see a specialist or to receive basic preventive care such as vaccinations, a new study of American men finds.
Diabetes-Linked Amputations Declining, Study Finds

Fewer foot and leg amputations are being performed on people with diabetes, even as rates of the disease are rising in the United States, a new study finds.
Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond

Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? Maybe so: According to a new study, people in long-distance romantic relationships can form stronger bonds than those in normal relationships.
Missed Diagnoses, Drug Errors Are Major Cause of Malpractice Suits

Most malpractice claims against primary care doctors are the result of drug errors and missed diagnoses, particularly of cancer, heart attack and meningitis, a new review finds.
Weight Loss May Help Thwart Diabetes

Overweight people with pre-diabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by losing a significant amount of weight, according to new research.
COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

People with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for bleeding in the brain, a new study finds.
Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

The skin disease eczema may be an important factor in the development of food allergies in infants, a new British study suggests.
Health Highlights: July 19, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
End of Heat Wave on the Horizon

People living in the Midwest and Northeast will have to weather one more day of scorching temperatures and withering humidity before a massive heat wave finally moves out and cooler air moves in on Saturday, U.S. meteorologists said Friday.



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