| Jan 28, 2014
Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now.
What I don't...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's been bitterly cold across the country lately, including in my home state of Texas. We've survived "icemageddon," which is finally starting to subside and kids around here are back in school.
One theme I keep hearing from parents is that cold weather...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:57 PM
You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The Seminole school district is looking for volunteers --- 200 still needed! -- to help with its annual, free, one-stop event for homeless students and their families. The goal of the Nov. 16 event is to offer services (haircuts and flu shots),...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:12 AM
A series of advertisements encouraging young people to sign up for health care are turning heads and drawing criticism.
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education have partnered to create what has become a controversial ad...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We're still in the "sick season," with at least 6-8 weeks to go before things slow down. The good news is, flu does seem to be waning, but there are still plenty of coughs, colds and sore throats out there.
Many children complain of sore throats this...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Pity the heavy metal band seeking respect in a world obsessed with Justin Bieber, Kanye West and whatever it was that Miley Cyrus was doing at the VMAs.
Somehow, venerable rockers Avenged Sevenfold managed to fight through the pop clutter to top the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations:
* Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
* Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...