| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:28 AM
The decision to vaccinate your children: a parents choice or public health risk?
Last week, reality TV star Kristin Cavallari talked about about how she and her husband weren't vaccinating their children because she said, "I've read too many books about...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Reports of Kate Middleton's severe morning sickness opened eyes about how hard pregnancy can be for some women. "I went to the emergency room because I was so sick and dehydrated after a week of not being able to eat or drink," says Megan Donofrio of...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:14 AM
For both of my pregnancies, I got headaches. There didn't seem to be any specific triggers for me, they just popped up randomly, and with a vengeance. I asked my OB/GYN what I could take, and they ok'ed Tylenol for me. Frankly, I don't know what I...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall, who performs under the name of Cat Power, has a lot on her mind. She'll talk about injustice, about big corporations, about American economic policy, about the short-sightedness of Western medicine, about...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:48 PM
While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times.
But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers found that there were 2,200...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that 35 hospitals around the country were now staffed and equipped to treat patients with Ebola.
The treatment centers, including four in Northern California, have 53 beds available for...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 3:45 PM
A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working to combat the outbreak of the virus in Sierra Leone arrived Saturday in Nebraska for treatment at a special medical facility, according to hospital officials.
Taylor Wilson, spokesman for Nebraska Medical...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
With two Texas nurses diagnosed with Ebola still hospitalized, a newly formed state task force on infectious diseases met Thursday for the first time to review the state’s medical and public health preparedness to cope with the deadly virus.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:27 PM
On Friday in Virginia, there was a flurry of activity at the Pentagon when a woman who said she had been to Africa vomited in the parking lot.
Did she have Ebola? No.
A day later in Texas, there was another flurry when word got around that a woman who...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:36 PM
It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...