Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Take a Hike — In the Right Shoes

And make sure they have sufficient traction (HealthDay News) — Choosing the proper shoes for a hike can protect your feet and help ward off injury. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice: Choose a shoe with good traction, particularly if your hike will cover hilly terrain. Consider a pair of shoes specifically made…

Health Tip: Don’t Overdo the Caffeine

Symptoms may include anxiousness and feeling jittery (HealthDay News) — Young people may be tempted to use caffeine to get through a long, busy day. But the Nemours Foundation warns against overdoing it. Possible side effects of too much caffeine include: Feeling anxious, stressed or jittery. Headaches or dizziness. Problems sleeping. Increased urination, which could…

Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?

Chronic constipation is a frequent cause (HealthDay News) — Hemorrhoids occur when blood vessels in the rectum become swollen and tender. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons says common risk factors for hemorrhoids include: Having chronic constipation or diarrhea, or pushing too hard during bowel movements. Being pregnant. Having family members who have…

Health Tip: Dieticians Can Help Diabetics

To balance activity and food (HealthDay News) — Controlling your diet is an important part of managing diabetes, and working with a registered dietician (R.D.) can help. The American Diabetes Association says an R.D. can help you: Learn how to balance activity and the foods you eat. Learn to read food labels and make the…

Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Too little may raise risk for complications, researchers find TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications in mothers-to-be and low birth weight in their newborns, a new study finds. The research shows an association but doesn’t prove that insufficient vitamin D…