Should you use sanitizer or just plain soap and water?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, frequent hand washing is the No. 1 way to prevent the spread...

Christie slams the first lady’s involvement in school lunch program

BY MADDIE HANNA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TNS) COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Siding with a boy who bemoaned the absence of “square pizza” and other favorite lunch foods...

What you need to know about lead poisoning

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) The recent news about high lead levels in the Flint, Mich., water supply has raised concerns about lead poisoning in...

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

Tips for coping in a troubled world

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) News of traumatic events such as the recent mass shooting in California can be extremely unsettling. In this digital age,...

Give your family the gift of good health

FROM FAMILY FEATURES As colder months approach, many families enjoy spending time together on the couch watching football, indulging in delicious family recipes and preparing...

State’s medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Five organizations finally chosen to dispense products BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday...

Consumer confusion about Obamacare continues

Many without insurance don’t understand that subsidies are available BY FRED MOGUL WNYC (TNS) Recording and mixing music is Vernon Thomas’ passion, but being CEO and producer...

Depressed? Look for help from real person, not a computer

BY LYNNE SHALLCROSS KAISER HEALTH NEWS (TNS) Almost 8 percent of Americans 12 and older dealt with depression at some point between 2009 and 2012. With...

How diabetes can lead to heart disease

BY LESLIE MANN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) His diabetes diagnosis in 1990 was a slap in the face for Robb Ensign, 47, who recalled that “it came...

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