Selecting a Personal Trainer

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress.

Health Tip: Treating Heat-Related Illness

(HealthDay News) -- High summer temperatures pose a particular risk for the elderly, the National Institute on Aging says.

Health Tip: Prevent Bed Bugs at Home

(HealthDay News) -- Bed bugs are excellent at hiding in the seams of chairs, in and around the bed and in the folds of cushions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

In the ICU, Patients' Relatives Often Mum About Care Concerns

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are reluctant to tell medical staff of worries about their loved one's care, a new study finds.

Adding or Switching Diabetes Drugs Can Put Patients at Risk: Study

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using sulfonylurea drugs with or instead of metformin to control blood sugar increases type 2 diabetics' risk of serious complications, a new study finds.

E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests.

Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are in the Southeast, Appalachia and the rural West.

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer.

More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last four decades, more American teenagers have decided to say no to drugs and alcohol, a new report shows.

Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive.

Health Highlights: July 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Cancer Survival Drops With Complementary Therapy: Study

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with curable cancers who try "complementary therapy" often refuse some part of standard care. And they may die as a result, researchers say.

Your Earliest Memories May Be False

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can you trust your very first childhood memories?

Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain brands of blood pressure medicines contained a carcinogen and were being recalled, many patients may wonder what's next for their cardiovascular care.

Air Pollution at National Parks Keeps Visitors Away

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh air is in short supply at U.S. national parks, a new study shows.