Health Alerts


Diabetes Alert Day: Find Out Now If...

When it comes to diabetes in the U.S., the rate of new cases has finally slowed, say U.S. public health officials. But the overall trend...

March 28, 2017 / 2 min read


Roundup: Heart Disease Hits Overweight/Obese People at...

People who are overweight or obese will likely develop cardiovascular disease at an earlier age, compared to people of normal weight, according to research findings...

March 17, 2017 / 4 min read


Herbal Supplements May Pose Risks to Some...

Several herbal supplements have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of medication prescribed to patients with certain heart-related conditions, according to a research review published...

March 15, 2017 / 2 min read


Miami-Dade Rabies Alert: What You Need to...

Health officials have set off the first rabies alert in the area in 16 years after two rabid raccoons were found in Miami-Dade County. For...

March 6, 2017 / 3 min read


Roundup: Sharp Rise in Colorectal Cancers in...

Most colorectal cancers are still diagnosed in people older than 50, but a surprising new report finds that young people have double the risk of...

March 3, 2017 / 3 min read


Medicine Cabinet Hazards: Your Teens Could Be...

You have a cough or cold, and all you want is relief from the annoying symptoms. You stop at the store for an over-the-counter remedy,...

February 28, 2017 / 4 min read


Lower Back Pain: Physical Therapies Over Meds...

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) emphasize that doctors should suggest prescription pain medicines only as a last resort after patients try...

February 17, 2017 / 3 min read


Fungus Among Us: Are You at Risk?

There’s a fungus out there that doesn’t want to be cured. Similar to how some bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotics, certain strains of...

January 26, 2017 / 2 min read


Roundup: Flu Vaccines Urged as Season Intensifies;...

If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, the time is now. Flu season is here, and there’s been an uptick in the number of people...

January 20, 2017 / 3 min read