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Health News for 12/30/13

December 30, 2013

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What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You

Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit -- just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is purported to be able to cure numerous medical conditions.
Yoga More Than a Crutch for NYC Man Who Suffered Devastating Leg Injury

In the fall of 2010, 34-year-old Ari Steinfeld and his then-fiancee were walking to a New York City synagogue when a speeding car suddenly jumped the curb and plowed into them. The car hit them both, but Steinfeld was more severely injured as the car pinned him against a building, crushing his leg.
Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

Some babies spit up frequently, but there are things parents can do to help prevent the problem.
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Glucose Meter

Caring for your glucose meter can help you get the most accurate blood sugar results.
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

As 2013 nears to a close, the year's top health news story -- the fumbled debut of the Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare -- continues to grab headlines.
Peer Pressure May Influence Your Food Choices

Peer pressure might play a part in what you eat and how much you eat, a new review suggests.
Experimental Treatment for Rare Soft-Tissue Cancer Shows Promise in Mice

Blocking a key protein involved in the growth of a rare, incurable type of soft-tissue cancer may eliminate the disease, according to a new study involving mice.
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Reports Surge in Enrollments

After a disastrous introduction back in October, the federal government's HealthCare.gov insurance coverage website saw a surge of enrollments in December, government officials said Sunday.
Health Highlights: Dec. 30, 2013

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