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Health News for 12/20/13

December 20, 2013

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Health Tip: Ready, Set, Ski!

Before you tackle the snowy slopes, make sure you're fit enough to ski safely.
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Gathering

When spending time at holiday get-togethers, make sure your visits are healthy for the entire family.
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

Boosting the amount of fiber in your diet may lower your risk for heart disease, a new study finds.
Some Hip-Replacement Parts Not Proven Safe or Effective: Study

There's no evidence to support the safety or effectiveness of nearly 8 percent of all components used in hip-replacement surgeries in England and Wales, a new study finds.
Early Elective Childbirth May Raise Health Risks for Babies, Moms: Study

Pregnant women who choose to have an early delivery put themselves and their babies at increased risk for complications, researchers warn.
1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

Almost one in six fathers doesn't live with his children, according to new research that looked at how involved dads are in their children's lives.
Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

Walking more is a simple way for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to greatly reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
French Revolution Leader May Have Had Immune-System Disorder

A leader of the French Revolution might have suffered from a rare immune system disorder in which the body starts to attack its own tissues and organs.
Simple Steps Could Keep People With Dementia at Home Longer: Study

Most Americans with dementia who live at home have numerous health, safety and supportive care needs that aren't being met, a new study shows.
Deadlines Approach for Health Insurance Enrollment

Attention last-minute shoppers: If you intend to buy a health plan through one of the new health insurance exchanges, and you want coverage starting Jan. 1, you must act quickly.
Health Highlights: Dec. 20, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
FDA Introduces New Food Defense Rule

A new rule to protect the nation's food supply from terrorism has been introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty

Consumers whose individual health insurance policies have been cancelled for failing to meet the minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act may now apply for a "hardship exemption," Obama administration officials announced late Thursday.

 

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