More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests. “As we are removing cigarette smoke — and that’s a major public policy achievement — that success will be attenuated by increasing exposure to secondhand marijuana…

Exercising in the Great Outdoors

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Outdoor exercise can be invigorating and a great morale booster. But always take a few simple steps to stay safe, no matter the season. For starters, dress for the weather. Whether it’s cold or hot, that usually involves layering so you can start off warm and peel off…

What You Need to Know About Strokes

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American Stroke Association says. “We must aggressively continue our efforts to reduce stroke, especially in multicultural communities, and to reach people at younger…

Sun's UV Rays a Threat to Your Eyes, Too

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis) and UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts, cancer and pterygium (a growth on the white part of the eye), according…