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Health News for 11/29/13

November 29, 2013

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Thousands of Dangerous Erection Cases Seen in ERs Each Year, Study Finds

A new study suggests that thousands of men seek care in U.S. emergency rooms each year for the painful condition known as priapism -- an erection that lasts too long and threatens to permanently harm the penis.
Health Tip: Practice Safe Snowboarding

Snowboarding, like any snow sport, can be dangerous if you fail to take a few precautions.
Distracted-Driving Deaths of Pedestrians, Cyclists Up in U.S., Study Finds

American pedestrians and bicyclists are being killed by distracted drivers in increasing numbers, a new study finds.
Health Tip: When Antibiotics Aren'tthe Answer

An antibiotic isn't appropriate for treating all infections, unless the illness is caused by bacteria.
Heavy Drinking Can Dry Up a Marriage If One Spouse Abstains

Heavy drinking by one partner in a marriage increases the risk of divorce, but that's not the case if both spouses are heavy drinkers, a new study finds.

 

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