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John Fernandez

Coconut Oil is Popular But Unhealthy for...

A clear majority of Americans consider coconut oil as healthy and so do a little more than one-third of nutritionists. But the American Heart Association...

June 20, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: One-Third of World is Now Overweight...

About one-third of the world’s population, more than 2 billion people, are overweight or obese, according to a new study published in the New England...

June 16, 2017 / 3 min read

Men, Don’t Put Off Your Checkups and...

By a significant margin, women are more attentive to their health, including the scheduling of regular or annual checkups and screenings, according to surveys by...

June 15, 2017 / 3 min read

‘Dry Drowning’ – Warning Signs That Parents...

The “dry drowning” death of a 4-year-old boy from Houston has brought national attention to a rare condition that can occur hours or even days...

June 14, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: U.S. Deaths from Alzheimer’s Up 55%;...

Deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease surged by 55 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

June 2, 2017 / 3 min read

Beating Thyroid Cancer: ‘I’m in Good Hands’...

When Leyanys Santos, 41, was told that an abnormal growth in her thyroid was cancerous, she had a tough time registering what she had just...

May 31, 2017 / 3 min read

Bone Health Update: Treating, Preventing Osteoporosis (Video)

Osteoporosis is increasingly being diagnosed in Americans over 50, fueled in large part by the millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age every year. But...

May 30, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: No Fruit Juice for Kids Under...

Many parents introduce fruit juice to their kids assuming it’s a healthy option. But that’s necessarily true. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now...

May 26, 2017 / 4 min read

F.A.S.T.: Know the Signs of Stroke (Video)

Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about every 40 seconds, and strokes kill about one person every four minutes, according to the American Stroke...

May 24, 2017 / 2 min read

7 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk...

About half of American adults have at least one risk factor for stroke, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar or being overweight. Moreover, many...

May 17, 2017 / 3 min read