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Health News for 12/23/13

December 23, 2013

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Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy

While you're pregnant, make sure you pay attention to your teeth and gums.
Health Tip: Eat Smart

To avoid overloading on an enormous restaurant portion, follow a few basic principles to chow on a more reasonable serving size.
Drunk Driving Can Make Holiday Season Deadly

The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year on U.S. roads. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, as many as 900 people nationwide could die in crashes caused by drunk driving, safety officials report.
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.
Girls' Brain Connectivity Happens Sooner Than for Boys: Study

New brain research suggests one reason girls mature faster than boys during their teen years.
Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study

When it comes to easing the side effects of certain breast cancer drugs, acupuncture may work no better than a "sham" version of the technique, a small trial suggests.
Health Highlights: Dec. 23, 2013

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