| Feb 26, 2008
Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
| Dec 23, 2009
Once you get through holiday dinner, be sure to store that food so that it remains safe for days to come.
Follow these food safety tips from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service to decrease the...
| Jan 22, 2010
Over the last 25 years, the number of Americans turning to hospice for end-of-life care has climbed dramatically -- from 25,000 in 1982 to 1.45 million in 2008, as more and more people choose to spend their final days in the comfort of home or a patient...
| May 14, 2010
Women living with breast cancer—and others dealing with pain caused by serious illness—may find a fresh pathway to feeling better, thanks to new research by a social worker at the University at Buffalo.
The path is an alternative, but...
| Mar 18, 2010
Fatigue is a common complaint of people who are not sleeping well or who are stressed, but severe or clinical fatigue may leave a person with generalized weakness and make it hard for him to initiate or maintain activity. People may also have difficulty...
| Apr 14, 2010
After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists recently unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world.
The draft document,...
| Jul 13, 2010
After her breast cancer diagnosis in December, Ederlen Casillas of Downey found herself overcome by more than just her cancer treatments.
"Trying to communicate with family and friends was starting to feel overwhelming," she says. "It's an emotional...
| Jul 13, 2010
No one is suggesting, even remotely, that Americans give up salsa and guacamole. But it's worth noting the risks that they pose. New research from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does just that.
In analyzing outbreaks of food-borne...
| Jul 2, 2008
Last week, a little boy plunged into a pool at an apartment complex in Highland Park. It was a warm day, and he was indulging in a ritual -- seeking relief in a refuge of cool bliss -- that plays out all over Southern California on such days.
| May 28, 2010
Hot summer days are perfect for pool parties, backyard barbecues, beach trips and picnics. But while you're enjoying relaxed meals outdoors, it's important not to be too casual about preparing and serving food.
Cases of food-borne illnesses tend to...
| Jun 10, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration, the nation's chief watchdog on food safety, is too often caught flat-footed when problems arise, a health advisory panel said Tuesday, urging the agency to focus more on preventing outbreaks of illness by targeting...