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Strep throat does not worsen Tourette’s disease, may affect ADHD

By Robert PreidtHealthDay reporter TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Strep throat does not appear to make Tourette’s syndrome and other chronic tics worse in young people, according to a new study. But he found an association between strep infection and increased hyperactivity and impulsivity in children with ADHD. People with chronic tics have […]

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Tele-attack care in hospitals improves patient outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) – You have had a stroke and are arriving at the hospital, but the stroke specialist is not on duty. Don’t worry: telemedicine can save your life. Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, so-called “ tele-attack ” services – where health workers […]

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The pot may not be the best Rx for a migraine

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you decide to try pot for your migraine relief, new research suggests you might be asking for trouble. In fact, marijuana use has been linked to rebound headaches, which can occur when pain relievers are overused, the scientists noted. “This study shows that there is some sort […]

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Pros, cons and what you need to know

Just weeks after COVID-related distance learning began, Lauren Pelissier’s 11-year-old son Jack began to really struggle. “Being on a screen with 20 to 30 kids and not being able to communicate with another student or the teacher was really difficult for him,” says the Georgia mother and event planner. “There was a lot of confusion, […]

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I was young and full of projects – RA was a detour I never expected

By Andy Pendergrass As a young man who graduated from college and married the most wonderful woman I have ever met, life was good and the future was bright. My new wife and I were about to travel to Alaska for summer work before attending a graduate program. I had planned to become a marriage […]

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What you can do, what works, what doesn’t

Stretch marks are tiny scars that appear when your skin quickly stretches or shrinks. They can be red, purple, pink or brown, slightly raised and itchy. It is common to have stretch marks when you are pregnant. They can appear as your skin stretches or as it heals. Stretch marks usually fade over time, but […]

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DVT and COVID cases: what are the links?

Doctors have found more cases of blood clots, like DVT and PE, during the pandemic. Find out what could be causing these conditions, how they relate to COVID-19, and what impacts the combined diseases can create.

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Mark has some challenges

This article is part of our Healthier 2021 series, in which we follow three members of the WebMD team as they strive to improve their health this year. You can follow their travels here. By Mark Spoor So I decided to try stepping up my yoga game earlier this week and learning a new pose […]

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Essential masks to stop COVID in gyms

By Robin Foster HealthDay reporter THURSDAY, February 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you think it’s safe to exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you were wrong. The coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and […]

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Teens: tips for setting curfews

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics: “How to Develop a Family Media Use Plan,” “Staying Out Late and Curfew.” Mary Francine, parent, Suwanee, GA. National Youth Rights Association: “State-specific curfew laws”. CDC: “Sleep in Middle and High School Students”. Yolanda Lynch, parent, Suwanee, GA. Nusheen Ameenuddin, pediatrician, Mayo Clinic; Chairman, Communications and Media Council, American Academy […]

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