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Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

Too Many Women Who Need Bone Screening Aren’t Getting It

California study found that patients at highest risk for fractures often miss out on tests

Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight

Promote healthier eating and activity

Health Tip: Watch Portion Sizes While Traveling

Pack your own snacks

Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings?

Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

Researcher recommends counseling as first step

Go Take a Hike — Safely

Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say

Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

Can Asthma Protect Men From Prostate Cancer?

New research finds an association, but doesn’t prove cause and effect

Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn’t prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

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