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Health News for 12/10/13

December 10, 2013

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Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

Corded blinds and shades pose significant strangulation hazards for young children. Experts say parents should check every window in the home to make sure the covering doesn't pose a danger.
Health Tip: Recognizing Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common running injury. They occur when the tissue, muscles and tendons near the tibia bone in the front of the leg become inflamed.
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged, a new study contends.
Most Americans Don't Deal With End-of-Life Issues, Study Finds

Most Americans do not deal with end-of-life issues and wishes, a new study indicates.
State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says

Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds.
Workers Need More Protection From Silica Dust, Report Finds

More action is needed to reduce illness and death among the millions of Americans exposed to silica dust at work, according to a new report.
Military Contractors Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Study Finds

Private contractors who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds.
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Altitude may affect an athlete's risk of concussion, according to a new study believed to be the first to examine this association.
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors

Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.
Health Highlights: Dec. 10, 2013

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