Keep Fido Warm During Arctic Blast

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As an Arctic front brings frigid temperatures to every region of the United States but the Southwest this week, a veterinarian stresses that your canine companion is also at risk in the extreme cold and snow. The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings on…

U.S. Autism Rates May Be Stabilizing

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Autism rates are much higher than originally thought but may have stabilized in recent years, a new study suggests. An estimated 2.41 percent of children in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, according to a new analysis of data from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).…

Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter’s chill upon us, it’s become increasingly important to check the weather conditions — including the forecast and wind chill — before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut,…

6 Steps to a Healthier You

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As one year ends and another begins, people often assess their habits and lifestyle, and consider changes that could improve their health. But what, exactly, should you do? Here are six steps you can take to enhance your well-being, according to doctors from the University of California, Los…