Choosing Safe Toys for the Holidays

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When trying to choose the perfect toys for kids this holiday, consider the age of the child first, a leading pediatricians’ group says. Buying toys that are too advanced can be not only frustrating for kids, but also dangerous, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). When…

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Holiday Chocolates No Treat for Dogs

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Holidays, and all of the chocolate goodies that come with the celebrations, can be particularly dangerous for dogs, researchers warn. Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine, which is similar to caffeine. In dogs, it can cause vomiting, increased heart rate, agitation and seizures. In their study, British researchers…

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Holidays Can Be Hard on Lonely Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than one in three elderly Americans describe themselves as lonely, and the holidays can be especially isolating for them, geriatric experts warn. “Loneliness is a significant issue among older adults, robbing them of their ability to live vibrant, independent lives as they age,” said Dr. Sonja Rosen,…

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