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Health News for 02/15/13

February 15, 2013

Health Tip: Seeing Behind the Wheel

As you get older, your vision probably will change and you may have difficulty seeing while driving.
Health Tip: Use Focused Imagery to Relax

Focused imagery is a relaxation exercise that can help you relax and deflect stress.
Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression

Women in the military who face combat situations shortly after they give birth are at greater risk for depression, according to a new study.
Public Smoking Bans Cut Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds

Smoke-free legislation, including bans on lighting up in public places and restaurants, reduces the risk of babies being born prematurely, according to a large new study from Belgium.
Rich/Poor Divide Linked to Hospital Readmissions in Study

The divide between rich and poor in the state where you live may affect your risk of being readmitted to the hospital, according to a new report.
Doggone It! Your Dog Has You Pegged

Ever think your dog knows exactly when to misbehave?
More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes

A couple of decades ago, only 2 percent of people with any type of diabetes met or exceeded the three measures of good diabetes management. By 2010, that number had risen to 19 percent, according to new government research.
Flu Levels Are Falling, CDC Says

The flu is finally loosening its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.
Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Psychiatric Meds in Water Supply May Alter Fish Behavior

Small amounts of mood-altering drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders that are making their way into rivers and streams may be changing the behavior of some fish, a new study suggests.



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