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Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study
To reduce your risk, take a break, stand up and walk around while watching, researcher suggests

Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking
Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?
Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study
But protective effect seems to last only about as long as exclusive nursing does

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks
Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says
Researchers find a significant need goes unfulfilled

Naps May Do a Heart Good
Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds
Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial
Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some
But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence
Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide
New study of more than 2,800 people with depression might give clearer clues to state of mind, experts say

Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals
If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much
Researchers say supposed cures don't chase away that woozy morning-after misery

Health Highlights: Aug 31, 2015

Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep
Watch what you eat before bed

Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
Make sure they follow safety rules

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