Health Tip: Identify Risk Factors for Anorexia

HealthDay News) -- Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that's triggered by the misperception that a person is overweight. This causes the person to eat less, triggering dangerous weight loss.

People tend to develop anorexia in their teens or young adulthood. It is more common among females.

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Health Tip: Travel Safely With a Child

-- Long-distance travel is worrisome enough. But add a child to the mix, and stress levels can only rise.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to make traveling with a child easier:

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis

-- More than 10 million Americans, mostly women, have osteoporosis, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.

The disease causes softening of the bones, making them more prone to fracture. The risk of osteoporosis rises as a person ages.

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Health Tip: A Pet May Improve Your Health

-- Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The CDC says furry companions have been shown to trigger these health improvements:

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Health Tip: Safety Advice for the Holidays

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- The joyous holidays may end up being a nightmare if a child gets hurt during the festivities.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to keep little ones safe:

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Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby

-- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says.

The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you:

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