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Health News for 03/03/15

March 02, 2015

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Health Tip: Recovering From a Run

To help your body recover after a tough run, it's important to refuel with the right nutrients and plenty of fluids.
Health Tip: Common Triggers for Dandruff

Dandruff is characterized by thin flakes on the scalp. While not a concerning health problem, it can be embarrassing.
Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?

The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.
Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too

People with a serious heart valve defect have less depression and anxiety after they undergo surgery to repair the problem, a new study finds.
Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.
Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis

An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis.
Severely Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests.
Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

It's easy for teens to buy electronic cigarettes online, a small study finds.
Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

Checking children for growth problems may help identify those with celiac disease, according to a new study.
Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.
Tracking Brain Blood Flow May Help Predict Concussion Outcomes

In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.
Health Highlights: March 2, 2015

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