Friday, April 3, 2020

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

Despite early alarms, records show the county largely proceeded with business as usual as the summer mosquito season approached. BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – As...

Nine tips to help you age well

FAMILY FEATURES Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. More than half...

SPECIAL REPORT – OxyContin

How it became America’s most widely abused prescription drug BY HARRIET RYAN LISA GIRION AND SCOTT GLOVER LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two...

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Having children more beneficial as you age and greater for men than women BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Want to live longer? Have children. If you don’t...

More companies turning to telemedicine kiosk

Hundreds of employers  in U.S. installing them  in workplaces to aid  sick workers. BY PHIL GALEWITZ KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS WEST PALM BEACH – On the day abdominal...

Some confusion about new breast cancer guidelines

American Cancer Society now advises women to get mammograms at 45 instead of 40 BY JONEL ALECCIA THE SEATTLE TIMES (TNS) The American Cancer Society aimed for...

Trump unveils sweeping goals on kidney disease

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES FOR NORTH AMERICA/TNS President Trump holds up an executive order on Advancing American Kidney Health after delivering remarks...

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Parties teach guests about investment and procedure BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you...

FUEL UP for a busy day

FAMILY FEATURES While some may say being busy is good, it’s not...

Another health disparity

Blacks unlikely to get addiction treatment JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES/TNS Bottles of the generic prescription pain medication...