General Health


Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked Lung...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza (the flu) in the U.S....

November 29, 2019 / 3 min read


Q&A on Living With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive lung disease that damages the airways in your lungs and makes...

November 25, 2019 / 2 min read


Roundup: ‘Screen Time’ Effect on Toddlers; Walk...

Study: Too Much ‘Screen Time’ Lowers Brain Development in Toddlers No more than one hour a day of “screen time” on digital devices is recommended...

November 8, 2019 / 4 min read


Roundup: CDC Update on Vaping Illnesses; Sugary...

CDC: No Single Product or Chemical has been Determined to be Causing Vaping Illnesses, Deaths No single vaping product or ingredient has been singled out...

October 18, 2019 / 4 min read


Red Meat Alternatives: Plant-Based Diets Offer Many...

A controversial new study claiming that regular consumption of red meat may not pose much of a health risk has drawn sharp criticisms from doctors...

October 3, 2019 / 3 min read


Vaping-Linked Deaths, Lung Disease Cases are Rising,...

Five confirmed deaths and nearly 500 cases of lung illness are now potentially linked to e-cigarette products, according to U.S. public health officials investigating the...

September 10, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory; More Ex-Smokers Face...

Third Case of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade Another locally transmitted case of dengue fever has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County — the third since...

August 30, 2019 / 4 min read


Your BMI and What to Make of...

A person’s BMI, or “body mass index,” has been gaining prominence in the national conversation about ideal weight and how it ties into overall health....

August 26, 2019 / 2 min read


Contact Lens Health Requires Your Focus

More than 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. For the most part, they are convenient and easy-to-use during work or play. While...

August 22, 2019 / 2 min read