Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2023​

Damar Hamlin teams with heart experts to promote lifesaving CPR. The Buffalo Bills player collapsed on the playing field from cardiac arrest in January. Recovering, he wants to spread the word about the procedure that saved his life. Read more

Caring for teeth, gums may safeguard aging brains. Good dental health is linked to better brain health in a new study, with MRIs showing neurologic differences when cavities, gum disease were present. Read more

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Taking good care of your teeth -- brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups -- is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it's also vital for brain health.

Could vitamin D help ward off suicide? Among over 1 million veterans, those who were prescribed vitamin D supplementation were nearly 50% less likely to attempt suicide, new research shows. Read more

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that treating low vitamin D levels with supplements might have a critical benefit for certain people: a decreased risk of attempting suicide.

Maker of popular diet drug Wegovy pledges a boost in supply. Folks unable to get Wegovy are snapping up a related medicine, the diabetes drug Ozempic, instead. That's harming patients with diabetes, but Wegovy maker Novo Nordisk says it's increasing production of Wegovy. Read more

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