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Health News for 05/21/14

May 21, 2014

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Health Tip: Avoiding College Weight Gain

It's common for college freshmen to gain a few extra pounds during those first few months away from home.
Health Tip: Giving Medicine to Your Child

You want to help your child feel better by giving medicine, not make the problem worse by dosing incorrectly.
Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients' exposure to radiation, according to new research.
Good Grades = Bigger Bucks

Good grades really do pay off, a new study suggests.
Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart

Healthy weight loss at any time in adulthood is good for your heart, a new study indicates.
Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients

People with certain chronic lung diseases might breathe a bit easier when their diets contain healthy foods like fruits and fish, a new study suggests.
Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests.
In Elections, Thin May Help Bring the Win

For politicians, slimmer waistlines may mean more votes on Election Day, a new study finds.
FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's

A new drug to treat adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Health Highlights: May 21, 2014

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