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Health News for 02/06/13

February 06, 2013

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Health Tip: Care for Your Cast

If you must wear a cast or splint to protect an injury, it's important to care for it properly while you heal.
Health Tip: Keep Active by Walking

Walking is a great form of exercise, especially for people who are overweight and don't particularly like to do pushups or jumping jacks.
Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls

The ancient Chinese discipline of Tai Chi may help modern-day stroke patients avoid debilitating falls, a small new study suggests.
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries

Complications such as narrowed blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain are common among U.S. soldiers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, a new study reports.
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies

Pregnant women exposed to particulate air pollution -- commonly known as smog -- have a significantly greater risk of having a baby with a low birth weight, according to a large new international study.
Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults

Smoking pot may double a young adult's risk for stroke, new research suggests, but experts point out the study is small and not conclusive.
Re-Analysis Refutes Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats

Enduring dietary wisdom -- that polyunsaturated vegetable fats are better for your heart than saturated animal fats -- may be turned on its head by a fresh analysis of a nearly 50-year-old study.
Health Highlights: Feb.6, 2013

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