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Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it's chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren't always the answer. Why…

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based on how much they raise blood…

Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. "We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure]…

Put Some Healthful Into Holiday Eating

SUNDAY, Dec. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You can eat a healthful diet during the holidays with just a few tweaks to traditional recipes, the American Heart Association says. "We want to help people overcome their nutrition struggles and…

Break a Sweat Over the Holidays, but Do It Safely

SATURDAY, Dec. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's great to get exercise during the holidays, as long as you take steps to avoid injuries, a sports medicine expert says. "I would encourage everyone to get out and be active, but we want to…

Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies in Their Tracks

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with strong family ties and school support are more likely to try to stop bullying when they see it, new research suggests. The study included 450 sixth-graders and 446 ninth-graders who were…

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots or other…

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Due to Carcinogen

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list. The recall involves…

More Illnesses From Tainted Romaine Lettuce Reported

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nine more people have been sickened by E. coli in an outbreak involving romaine lettuce grown in parts of California, bringing the total to 52 people in 15 states, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Nineteen…

AHA: A Black Filmmaker's Look at the Heart (Health) of Her Community

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Jasmine Johnson has become reacquainted with the South Dallas neighborhood where she grew up. Much is familiar, but she's noticed there aren't many places that sell fresh food. The 29-year-old…

For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Younger breast cancer patients who have one or both breasts removed have lower levels of satisfaction and well-being than those who have breast-conserving surgery, a new study finds. The study included…

Safety First When Running Outdoors

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between the fresh air and the interesting scenery, running outdoors can be invigorating. But there are safety precautions to take when you leave a protected indoor environment. The Road Runners Club…