Health Alerts


U.S. Surgeon General Warns: E-Cig Use Among...

In a rare national advisory, the nation’s top public health official warned Americans of the hazards of e-cigarettes, such as the JUUL vaping device, especially...

December 19, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Breast Cancer Risk and Childbirth; Needless...

Breast Cancer Risk May Increase for Some Years After Childbirth, Study Finds A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina and the...

December 14, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: More Recalls of Blood Pressure Meds;...

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Potential Cancer-Causing Impurity The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added to its list of recalled blood pressure...

November 30, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Screenings for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use;’ Salmonella...

U.S. Panel: Adults Should be Screened for ‘Unhealthy Alcohol Use’ All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for “unhealthy alcohol use” by their primary...

November 16, 2018 / 3 min read


Healthy Halloween: Avoid Colored Contact Lenses and...

It’s illegal to sell any contact lenses without a prescription in the United States. But every Halloween there’s a resurgence in the popularity of colored...

October 29, 2018 / 2 min read


Not Exercising is Even Worse for Your...

The majority of U.S. adults do not meet the weekly, minimum exercise routines (150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous) as recommended...

October 23, 2018 / 3 min read


CDC Warns About Rare, Polio-Like ‘Mystery Illness’...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents about a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like “mystery illness”...

October 18, 2018 / 3 min read


5 Things to Know About Red Tide

As the Karenia brevis organism continues to bloom off Florida’s Atlantic Coast, here are 5 things you need to know about the toxin that causes...

October 4, 2018 / 2 min read


Red Tide Warnings in Palm Beach County,...

A red tide health alert in Palm Beach County is sending lifeguards home and irritating eyes and breathing as Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

October 2, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: U.S. Flu-Related Deaths, Diet’s Link to...

CDC Chief: 80,000 Died From Flu Complications Last Winter, Highest U.S. Toll in Four Decades The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

September 28, 2018 / 3 min read