Health Alerts


Roundup: Salmonella, Food Additives and Local Leadership...

Salmonella Tied to More Packaged Foods, While Bacteria from Backyard Chickens Sicken Young Children Bacteria that could grow into botulism – a rare but potentially...

July 27, 2018 / 4 min read


10 Water Safety Tips for Your Family

Water beckons people of all ages during the summer, but safety should come first, whether your family prefers to just dip in a toe or...

July 25, 2018 / 4 min read


Hardening of the Arteries: Sudden Death of...

Atherosclerosis — more commonly known as ‘hardening of the arteries’ — is a slow, progressive disease that can start in childhood. In some people, it...

July 24, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: New EKG Guidelines, Common Meds’ Depression...

Electrocardiograms Not Recommended for Low-Risk Patients, New Guidelines Say An electrocardiogram — commonly known as an EKG or ECG — is a test that measures...

June 15, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Hurricane Supply Sales Tax Holiday, SPAM...

Starting today, you can stock up on most hurricane supplies without paying a sales tax. Once again, Florida state officials are providing a sales tax...

June 1, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: Salmonella in Eggs, ‘Bad’ Calories and...

Investigation of Salmonella Infections Linked to Eggs Continues The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions consumers to check egg cartons for numbers...

May 18, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Second Wave of Flu?, e-Cig Regulation...

Young Children may be at Risk from Second Wave of Flu, CDC Says The flu season may have already peaked, but public health officials are...

March 30, 2018 / 3 min read


Jim Kelly’s Battle Spotlights Oral Cancer

Jim Kelly, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and former University of Miami football standout, announced Thursday that he will once again undergo treatment for...

March 6, 2018 / 3 min read


Flu Causing Heart Attack in Some Patients

Despite a difficult season, most people experiencing this year’s flu – body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion – feel better in a week or...

February 15, 2018 / 3 min read