Sunday, July 12, 2020

A growing mental health crisis in Flint

Health care workers and community leaders said they’ve seen increased anxiety in all ages – kids through senior citizens – because of the water...

Harvey’s health toll: Texas doctor taps lessons from Katrina

BY SHEFALI LUTHRA KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005,...

Bacteria alert: Beware of warm saltwater if you have open cuts

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS There’s lots of ways Florida can kill you, not the least of which is Vibrio vulnificus, a rare and potentially deadly...

CDC reportedly tells employees not to speak to reporters

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its...
REFRESHING RECIPES

REFRESHING RECIPES for a healthier Spring

EGG-FILLED AVOCADO WITH PROSCIUTTO Recipe courtesy of “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less” Active time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 > 6 ounces watercress or baby spinach > 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar > 8 large...

Breaking down Obamacare

A Q&A on the impact of Trump’s order to weaken the Affordable Care Act BY JOSH MAGNESS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an...

Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

BY DEBORAH NETBURN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in...

Regulators OK Anthem-Cigna insurance deal

State insurance regulators have approved Anthem’s purchase of Cigna’s Florida companies as part of a broader merger of the major health insurers. The Florida Office...

New study: Coronavirus lingers in air of crowded spaces

BY MARTHE FOURCADE BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS The new coronavirus appears to linger in the air in crowded spaces or rooms that lack ventilation, researchers found in a...

Amid measles outbreak, little effort to kill vaccine exemptions

ANDREW POPOV/DREAMSTIME/TNS The MMR vaccine provides protection from measles, mumps and rubella and is given to children in two doses, usually...