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Roundup: Mediterranean Diet Ranked No. 1; FDA...

Mediterranean Diet, Focusing on Planted-Based Foods, Wins Top ‘Overall Diet’ Honor for 2019 The so-called Mediterranean diet, which focuses on...

January 4, 2019

Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising...

November 14, 2018

What to Do When Seasonal Allergies Spring...

Tens of millions of Americans experience seasonal allergies, with spring being the time of year when sneezing, coughing and other...

April 18, 2018

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,...

March 30, 2018

Roundup: U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declining But...

A new report finds that 25 percent fewer adults died from cancer in 2014, compared to 1991. That means that...

September 22, 2017

Roundup: 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Infected...

About 1 in 5 U.S. adults under age 60 are infected with a “high-risk” strain of genital human papillomavirus (HPV)...

April 7, 2017

Antibiotics: Curbing Their Misuse and Overuse

In the 21st century, our focus has turned from celebrating these medications for their ability to cure infections to looking...

January 3, 2017

Cold vs. Flu: The Lowdown on Upper...

“Upper respiratory infections” is how many physicians refer to the type of illness that is the No. 1 reason for...

December 5, 2016

One-Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are ‘Unnecessary,’ CDC...

Most of these unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for respiratory conditions caused by viruses – including common colds, and viral sinus and...

May 4, 2016

Overusing Antibiotics?

Unfortunately, a widespread and growing misuse of antibiotics is posing a potential threat that may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections,...

June 13, 2014

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Most Adults Should Not Take Daily...

In an official reversal of long-standing practice, doctors now say that most older adults should not take an aspirin a day to prevent a heart...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of ‘MitraClip’...

A device called the MitraClip was introduced in 2013 to treat patients with mitral valve prolapse, and other abnormalities that does not allow one of...

Nobel Laureate: We’re Closer to Getting...

Alzheimer’s is a cruel and mysterious disease. There is no cure, and there are many unanswered questions as to its onset and treatment options. A...

Roundup: Deaths From Dementia Rising; Smoking...

U.S. Deaths from Dementia Could Have More Than Doubled Since 2000, CDC Reports A new report by the National Center for Health Statistics says the...

Improving Sleep Health: Don’t Rely on...

Too many people make it through hectic, stressful days juggling work and family responsibilities, only to end up tossing and turning during disturbed or erratic...

Chronic Kidney Disease: You May Be...

Hallmarks of the American lifestyle, which include high consumption of processed and sugary foods, low physical activity levels and chronic sleep deprivation, are fueling an...

Pancreatic Cancer: Alex Trebek’s ‘Fight’ Highlights...

Alex Trebek, who has hosted the Jeopardy! TV game show since 1984, has announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In...

Pulmonary Rehab: Improving Quality of Life...

If you or someone close to you suffers with a lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis and...

Roundup: Cleansing the Brain of Toxins;...

‘Deep Sleep’ Stage Helps Brain Flush Out Toxins, Researchers Find New research indicates that deep sleep can have a positive effect on the brain’s ability...

#BaptistHealthy Recipe: Hearty 3-Bean Chili

Did you know that beans pack a mean protein punch, with the added bonus of natural fibers, antioxidants and phytonutrients? And that makes them the...