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  • Keith Roach, M.D. North America Syndicate
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Practical information on infectious diseases, public health, sports medicine and other topics.

  • By Kathleen Doheny
    HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Single working moms, who are often pressed for time and money, may have to worry about their heart health, too.

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

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a mainly plant-based diet -- especially one with lots of healthy veggies, fruit and whole grains -- may significantly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Three widely used erectile dysfunction drugs -- Cialis, Levitra and Viagra -- aren't likely to boost the risk of melanoma skin cancer, a new study reports.

  • By Alan Mozes
    HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications.

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes of exercise a day may lower older adults' risk of early death by one-fifth, a new study suggests.

MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who witnessed parental domestic violence in childhood are at increased risk for suicide attempts, a new study finds.

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  • By Marilyn Heins Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Tell other parents when you notice their child driving unwisely; ask they reciprocate.

  • By Adina Wingate For the Arizona Daily Star

Programs available for people 60 and older to help prevent them.

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The closure was extended until next Sept. 30 or until rescinded.

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On the heels of revisions to Arizona’s occupational fall-protection standards, a national workplace safety report is calling for higher penalt…

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted Thursday to buckle under to federal rules to protect workers from falls — but only if they’re forced to do so.

  • PHOTOS BY KELLY PRESNELL / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Incident commander Andy Miller of the Casa Grande Fire Department gives the morning briefing to the couple hundred firefighters from throughou…

  • Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Sta

Chris Dawson from the Northwest Fire District refolds a test personal-emergency shelter after using it during a drill. Some of the state and l…

  • Tom Beal Arizona Daily Star

ORACLE - More than a dozen local, state and federal firefighting agencies gathered Tuesday to train for what could be an active fire season in…