Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The late teens are a key time for bone growth, even after young people reach their full height.

Not All Fidos Are Friendly

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids love dogs -- dressing them up, tugging on them, kissing them, and even riding them like a horse. But sometimes, things can end badly, a pediatricians' group says.

McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pending pathology report will reveal the health risk posed by a blood clot that forced U.S. Sen. John McCain to undergo brain surgery last week, experts say.

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For years, the mantra has been that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and grains will ward off heart disease, but a new study suggests that choosing the wrong ones may backfire.

Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that too much time in the sun puts your skin at risk. But it's extra important to limit sun exposure when you're taking certain prescription medications, a pharmaceutical expert warns.

Can Daily Crossword Protect You From Dementia?

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doing a crossword puzzle every day may help keep your brain sharp as you age, researchers report.

Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Those chubby baby cheeks that everyone loves to squeeze may signal an increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants exposed to the Zika virus in the womb should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities, according to a new report.

Smart Steps for Sun Protection

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You know you're supposed to slather on a high-SPF sunscreen before going out in the sun, but these five steps will help you double up on that protection.

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Odds for Obesity?

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping people lose weight and avoid health problems associated with extra pounds, a new evidence review suggests.

9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center seem to have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later, a new study suggests.

Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens may not get recommended vaccinations, and their parents might bear some of the blame, a new study suggests.

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, a group of new studies show, according to four new studies.

Health Highlights: July 17, 2017

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

Many Americans Unaware of This Year's Heavy Tick Season: Poll

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans know that ticks can make them sick, and many take steps to avoid them. But few know that this summer could be a particularly bad one for tick bites, a new HealthDay/Harris Pollshows.

Health Tip: Balancing Stress at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Too much stress at work may affect your job performance and overall health.

Health Tip: Check the Water Before Swimming

(HealthDay News) -- Swimming in a germ-ridden pool can make you sick.