| Nov 13, 2012
Flu season is here--and it's always one of the most Googled health conditions--and for good reason.
According to the CDC--the flu kills between 3,000 and 49,000 people every year--those are scary numbers.
Dr. Hania Alaidroos of Arbor Green Family...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Over the past seven months, Jheri Stratton has been quarantined in her house for a while, ordered to wear a mask to walk her dog, and monitored twice a week by a city Health Department official who watches to ensure that she swallows a handful of pills....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The desire to cough after inhaling the spicy substance in chili peppers can be soothed by a placebo, suggesting that coughing can be controlled by more sophisticated thought centers in the brain, according to a small new study....
| Jun 29, 2012
“The Obama White House is twice as bad as the Nixon White House ever was at cover-ups. Everything that gets done, President Obama wants to cover it up, and then he tries to turn around and blame it on somebody else. He’s the biggest con artist...
| Oct 20, 2010
Colleges are back in session, high schools are getting ready for homecoming and the incidences of binge drinking continue to climb. Why put these topics in the same sentence? Underage and excessive drinking by high school and college students has been...
| Nov 3, 2010
While I've been fighting a cold myself, the office has been full of children of every age blowing their noses and raising a cacophony of coughs. So I thought I'd take another look at alternative ways to prevent and treat the common cold.
| Sep 17, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 18-month-old has had six ear infections in the last year. Is it time for ear tubes?
ANSWER: Middle ear (between the eardrum and the inner ear) infections are common in young children, and most of these infections are relatively...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 8:11 PM
Congenital CMV — cytomegalovirus — is the most common cause of disability in newborns.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that it affects 1 in 150 children born in the United States. One in five of those will have permanent health...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...