| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship Vision of the Seas arrived at Port Everglades early Friday after several passengers and crew aboard had reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness during a 11-night Caribbean cruise.
Cruise line officials...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The number of pertussis cases, otherwise known as whooping cough, are rising nationally, and cases locally in 2013 are up as well.
Pertussis can be unknowingly spread to others, especially infants and young children, to whom it may be deadly....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've got a cold. Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? —A.T., Sanibel
Dear A.T.: It's the season for the common cold, with more than 1 billion cases in the United States each year. Sneezing is...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Americans live in a food paradise. Food is generally plentiful, cheap and made to be convenient.
And, despite the occasional food-poisoning event, the food supply is consistently safe to eat. Government food-safety regulations limit amounts of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
You may hear each winter that vitamin C can fight off the common cold. But is it just hype or does it really help?
"The findings of a large number of studies on the subject are mixed," says Dr. Bruce Bistrian, chief of clinical nutrition at Beth...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:06 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year's resolution is beginning to flag.
Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise....
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York
Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The average American diet leaves a lot to be desired. Research finds our plates lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and D. It's no wonder that more than half of us open a supplement...