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October 10, 2013

Health Tip: Help Children Quit Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking can cause problems with your child's teeth and mouth, so it's best to have the child quit the habit early.
Health Tip: Concerned About Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine. In addition to being a medical problem, it affects a person's behavior and overall well-being.
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Overweight and obese children have a high risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study warns.
Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction

Some breast cancer patients who've had breast reconstruction after mastectomy also undergo cosmetic surgery in an effort to further boost their self-image and self-esteem, according to a new study.
People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells

Most people with type 1 diabetes still have active insulin-producing cells in their pancreas, a new study shows.
Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety

Going online to search for health information may not be a good idea for people who fear uncertainty, according to a new study.
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Seniors who've had one or more falls in the six months prior to surgery are at increased risk for poorer outcomes after their operation, according to a new study.
Yoga Fails to Cool Hot Flashes, But May Aid Sleep

Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests.
Breast-Feeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging, Study Finds

Women with breast implants shouldn't worry that breast-feeding will cause sagging, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Consumers Frustrated With First Days of Health Exchanges, Poll Finds

A new poll of consumer satisfaction with the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges confirms what headlines having been saying since the online marketplaces' launch: things have not gone smoothly.



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