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Health News for 10/02/13

October 02, 2013

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Health Tip: Are Your Toddler's Toes Turning?

As a toddler learns to walk, it's relatively common to see the toes pointing inward (in-toeing) or outward (out-toeing). These conditions usually don't need treatment, but it's wise to talk to your doctor if you're concerned.
Health Tip: Signs That You've Sprained a Hip

Injury, overuse and overstretching are common causes of hip strains, which occur when the muscle fibers near the hip are stretched or torn.
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Older black and Hispanic patients are more likely than white seniors to have complications after surgery, and pre-existing medical conditions are a major reason for that difference, a large new study suggests.
Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

Babies born between four and six weeks early are more likely than full-term babies to suffer a lifetime of socioeconomic disadvantages, Finnish researchers report.
Medicare, Medicaid To Keep Running Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

Despite the federal government shutdown that began Tuesday morning, U.S. officials said Medicare and Medicaid recipients and veterans will continue to receive health-care benefits.
Health Highlights: Oct. 2, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Computer Glitches Mar Health Insurance Rollout

Health insurance exchanges from Florida to Hawaii got off to a rough start Tuesday as many consumers encountered long delays and computer system snafus.

 

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