Reading Aloud Can Be a Memory Booster

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Want to remember certain information? Try reading it out loud. A new study finds that improves your chances of remembering it. Canadian researchers asked 95 people to remember written information in four different ways: reading the information silently; hearing someone else read it; listening to a recording of…

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Staying Warm, Cozy and Safe by the Fire

SUNDAY, Dec. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Holiday gatherings might not seem complete without a warm crackling fire, but when a get-together includes kids, safety needs to be on everyone’s mind. First of all, a window should be cracked open to provide proper ventilation whenever a fire is burning, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics.…

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Tips for Poison-Free Holidays

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Though the threat of accidental poisoning rises during the holidays, you can take steps to lower that risk, poison control experts say. “The holidays are an exciting time of the year, but present a host of opportunities for poisonings to occur,” said Stephen Kaminski, CEO and executive director…

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Pack Wisely for a Healthy Trip

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers…

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