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…

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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…

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Protect Your Heart in Frigid Weather

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As an Arctic front envelops much of the United States, the American Heart Association wants folks to know that shoveling snow in sub-freezing temperatures can be hard on the heart, especially for those with heart disease. Here are some shoveling safety tips from the association: When shoveling, take…

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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).…

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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,…

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