Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lead detected in 20 percent of baby food samples

BY LYDIA ZURAW KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and...

Innocent gunshot victims face lifelong issues

More youth dealing with physical and emotional trauma after being caught in crossfire. BY BLYTHE BERNHARD AND JESSE BOGAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS ST. LOUIS – The bullets came...

Reporter’s next assignment is in SENEGAL

Florida Courier’s Penny Dickerson will be writing aboard the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship. PHOTO BY...

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...

Study examines lack of sleep and chronic illnesses

BY NAJJA PARKER THE ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION/TNS If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes or heart disease, getting enough...

CORONAVIRUS 101

An infectious diseases doctor answers questions about how its transmitted and why you shouldn’t panic. BY PATRICK M. O’CONNELL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS There are many questions about the...

Study: Seniors who keep working are healthier

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Is retirement hazardous to your health? It’s an intriguing question in light of a new study that finds senior citizens who...

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...

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Bad experiences with doctors and studies slows understanding of Alzheimer’s affect on African-Americans BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – The question came as a...

FUEL UP for a busy day

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