Tag: infectious disease

The Measles Threat: Here’s Why Getting Kids...

Here's what pediatricians, emergency physicians and public health officials want parents to know about measles. It is one of the...

February 21, 2019

Myths About the Common Cold Persist Among...

It’s peak season for sneezing, scratchy throats and runny noses, but age-old myths about the common cold seem to persist...

January 29, 2019

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

Roundup: Average Weight of U.S. Adults Increasing;...

Average Weight for U.S. Adults Increases, BMIs Near ‘Obesity’ Level, CDC Reports. On average, U.S. adults are getting heavier as...

December 28, 2018

Tips for Healthy Holiday Traveling

More Americans than ever before — nearly 46 million — are expected to board U.S. airlines this month for a...

December 20, 2018

Roundup: Polio-like AFM ‘Peaks’; Too Much Sleep...

CDC: Cases of Polio-like Illness has ‘Peaked’ for This Year The cases of the polio-like illness AFM (acute flaccid myelitis)...

December 7, 2018

Why the Flu Shot Should Be on...

Public health officials are reminding everyone that it’s not too late to protect yourself against influenza if you haven’t already...

December 4, 2018

Roundup: Adult Flu Vaccinations Decline; Oral Hygiene...

CDC: Last Season’s Adult Flu Vaccination Rate Was Lowest in Years Just over 37 percent of U.S. adults got their...

October 26, 2018

Roundup: Flu-Related Death in Florida, Proper Insulin...

Unvaccinated Child in Florida is First to Die This Flu Season, Public Health Officials say A Florida child died from...

October 19, 2018

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...

October 18, 2018

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