Thursday, January 28, 2021

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

From Family Features Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your...

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...

Zika toll continues to grow

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Florida has added 10 new cases of the Zika virus, and the overall number of infections involving...

Sweet and nutritious: The many health benefits of watermelon

Studies have shown how fruit helps with hypertension and host of other ailments BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Watermelon may be the best picnic dessert nature ever...

Exploring role of food, obesity in early onset of puberty

BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Let’s talk seriously about periods. Doctors and scientists have noticed an alarming trend. Some girls in elementary school are...

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight...

A little-used benefit for diabetic patients

Millions missing out on Medicare’s nutrition help ZHEN CHYEN LAU/DREAMSTIME/TNS Medicare covers personal nutritional counseling for people...

Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who also has a federal license to...

Health department: Reduce the time cell phone’s near your body

BY BARBARA ANDERSON FRESNO BEE/TNS Put your cell phone down — and keep it away from your pillow, the California Department of Public Health is advising. Smartphone...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...