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Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Offer Comparable Outpatient Heart Care: Study
While few differences were found, compliance with guidelines is poor overall

Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says
Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health
People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health: Study
Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says

HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says
But researchers add that it's critical to expand vaccination base

Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study
But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say

Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children
Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

Americans Concerned About Prescription Painkiller Addiction
People support more education for doctors and regulations to limit abusive access, survey finds

Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
Moderately increased glucose could be cause for concern, study suggests

Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study
But researchers say that education and practice can dramatically improve health care worker hygiene

Slow Progress on Curbing Wasteful, 'Low-Value' Health Care Practices: Study
Many tests, procedures and drugs routinely ordered by U.S. doctors are of little real benefit, experts contend

New Clues to How Gene Affects Women's Body Shape, Diabetes Risk
Study found variants determine where body fat is stored, regulation of fat cells

Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults
Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2015

Health Tip: Coping With Sinusitis
Suggestions to help soothe pain and congestion

Health Tip: Use a High Chair Safely
Always use restraints

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