| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:15 PM
President Obama said Wednesday evening that he directed the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a “SWAT team” to be ready to deploy anywhere in the country to help local healthcare systems respond to any Ebola cases....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Fears grew Wednesday that more medical workers may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus after a second Dallas nurse fell ill and health officials scrambled to alert scores of airline passengers who had been on a jet with her.
After weeks of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs.
Federal data show...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it.
Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital?
It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola.
The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents.
The medical costs for...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:18 PM
— Gov. Rick Scott criticized federal health authorities Friday and insisted they rev up preparations to handle potential Ebola cases in Florida.
By Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had agreed to some of Scott's requests...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Flu season has officially begun, and though the risk of catching the disease is low this early in the season, health officials emphasize that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot as soon as possible.
"Now is a great time to get vaccinated...