Spurred by measles outbreak, FDA may make vaccines mandatory – News...

WOODBURY - The Food and Drug Administration may crack down on states that don't start requiring more schoolchildren to get vaccinated. Officials says the nationwide measles outbreak is most prevalent in areas with high concentrations of unvaccinated children. Dr. John Zaso, a pediatrician, says this wouldn't be the first time federal authorities force immunization. It…

Kratom study shows risk of neo-natal withdrawal, drastic increase in calls...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- A new study published this week by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found a dramatic increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers for kratom exposure, and highlighted the need to educate pregnant women on the dangers. It comes…

Grandfather discovers heart condition thanks to children’s museum exhibit – FOX...

GRAHAM, N.C. - A North Carolina grandfather discovered a heart condition while at a children's museum with his grandson, according to WGHP. On Jan. 14, Boyd Hudson and his grandson, Andrew, were enjoying a day at the Children’s Museum of Alamance County. Four-year-old Andrew was playing with foam blocks, his favorite area of the museum, when something…

The US Has a Higher Overdose Death Rate Than Any Other...

Photo: Tom Pennington / Stringer (Getty Images) The U.S. is in the middle of a devastating drug overdose crisis, one led by opioid-related deaths. But new research out of the University of Southern California highlights just how historically awful the situation really is. It found that the drug overdose mortality in America has shot clear…

A Dietitian Reveals 3 Essential Healthy Eating Tips to Reduce Belly...

Getting rid of the fat around your tummy isn't just about looks. "Belly fat is also referred to as visceral fat, and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions," NYC-based registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Rachel Stahl, MS, CDN, told POPSUGAR. That's why it's important to lose…

The Simple Diet Change That Helped This Man Lose 125 Pounds...

Dan Keiver readily admits he once lived a rather sedentary life. As an IT professional, his days were spent sitting in front of a computer, and it didn’t end with his work day. Instead, he’d go home and plop down in front of his PC to play video games, too. All that sitting lead to…

4 Wyoming Schools Closed Today After Case of Bacterial Meningitis –...

Three elementary schools and a junior/senior high school in southern Wyoming were not in session Thursday following a recent case of bacterial meningitis. The closure impacts the elementary schools in Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow, as well as the Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow Junior/Senior High School in Hanna. Carbon County School District No. 2 says…

‘Paid in protest’ – Pa. couple’s seven-month attempt to correct a...

Under the Affordable Care Act, colonoscopies are covered by private insurance with no copay when the purpose is to screen for cancer in a person who is at average risk — even if a polyp is removed, said Caroline Powers, a director of federal relations for the American Cancer Society. So long as the procedure…

Very Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading in Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley...

A very contagious stomach bug is spreading at alarming rates in the Hudson Valley. Download the Hudson Valley Post App Reports on social media stated there has been a "Norovirus outbreak" at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed to Hudson Valley Post they are dealing with related issued but added it…

Anatomy of a heart attack, Part 5: Grow up and eat...

This is the last in a series about experiencing a heart attack and recovering from one. A large section in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s excellent Living Well with Heart Disease booklet is devoted to healthy eating, the gist of which is, unfortunately, eat more vegetables. A pretty good case is made for eating a…

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