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Sunday, May 19, 2013
The articles below are provided by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and are written by their reporters about health topics currently in the news.
Title: Early intervention can make a difference for autistic kids: NetWellness
Summary: Research shows that early intervention can greatly improve your child's development. The earlier a child is diagnosed as having autism, the better chance an appropriate treatment can be prescribed to improve your child's quality of life. When a child receives the right treatment, they can have improvements in most areas of life. Acting early can make a big difference.
Published: 2013-05-15 - Updated: 2013-05-15; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Title: Should boys get the HPV vaccine? NetWellness
Summary: While prevention of some of these cancers is still unproven with use of Gardasil, there is evidence that the vaccine does prevent anal pre-cancers as well genital warts.
Published: 2013-05-08 - Updated: 2013-05-08; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Title: Thyroid nodules usually not cancerous, but should be treated: NetWellness
Summary: Most thyroid nodules are not cancers. In fact, only about 5 to 10 percent of thyroid nodules are malignant. The rest are fluid filled sacks or cysts, benign tumors that are not cancers, or outgrowths of otherwise basically normal thyroid tissue called colloid nodules.
Published: 2013-05-01 - Updated: 2013-05-01; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Title: Shelf life vs. expiration date on medication: NetWellness
Summary: A drug that has passed its shelf life might still be safe for consumption, but its quality is no longer guaranteed. Shelf life is variably influenced by storage conditions, such as exposure to heat, light and moisture.
Published: 2013-04-24 - Updated: 2013-04-24; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Title: Cutting down on salt and sodium in your diet: NetWellness
Summary: Everyone, including kids, should reduce the amount of sodium they eat or drink to less than 2,300 milligrams a day. That is about 1 teaspoon of salt.
Published: 2013-04-17 - Updated: 2013-04-18; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Title: Healthy ways to deal with stress: NetWellness
Summary: While we cannot change the temperament we were born with, or medical problems we may have, we can all learn better ways to handle stress.
Published: 2013-04-10 - Updated: 2013-04-10; Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer