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Need to catch up on the latest health news? We’ve gathered the highlights for you. Feel like dancing? It might be good for your brain as you get older. Speaking of brains, social media might not be so bad for your kid’s. Is that kid going off to college? Don’t forget to have the healthcare talk first. Giving birth to your baby probably wasn’t a picnic in the park. This couple pulled it off during a natural disaster.

Giving birth is hard enough. Try it in the middle of a wildfire —California Healthline

High blood pressure in midlife linked to later dementia — New York Times

Social media is harming the minds of our youth, right? Maybe not — Kaiser Health News

Heart problems can harm even dedicated exercisers — Washington Post

How to help college freshmen manage their own health — National Public Radio

Study finds surgeries later in the day have more complications — EurekAlert!

Dance your way to a healthier brain — Medline

Modifiable stroke risks still rising across all ages, races — National Public Radio

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