Health News

The lowdown on lyme: Tips for prevention and detection

July 31, 2015 6:56 pm

WHILE the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, there are ways you can protect yourself. The new figures showed that as many as 300,000 Americans are … Read more »

Not for human consumption: Spice and bath salts

July 31, 2015 6:51 pm

A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report re-vealed that emergency department visits resulting from synthetic marijuana more than doubled in just one year. Most commonly known as Spice, synthetic cannabinoids go by many street names such … Read more »

Genetic testing and the nature of beauty

July 3, 2015 5:16 pm

HOW much you know about your family can be important for more than just sentimental reasons. Family history is a crucial factor in a decision about genetic testing, explains Gail H. Vance, M.D., FCAP, a fellow of the College of … Read more »

Knowledge is power for surviving the cure for childhood cancer

July 3, 2015 5:14 pm

ACCORDING to the American Cancer Society, there’s some good news about childhood cancer: The vast majority of children with cancer will survive for many years. While cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age … Read more »

Preventing oral cancer

July 3, 2015 5:12 pm

THE incidence of oral cancer among young adults is skyrocketing and the reason may surprise many—but so may the solution. The problem According to research, the culprit is the human papillomavirus (HPV). A recent study in The New England Journal … Read more »

Studies show dietary supplement supports reproductive function

June 10, 2015 5:32 pm

WOMEN may become wiser with age, but they are also at increased risk for having difficulty conceiving. As fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35, the risk of experiencing difficulty conceiving may increase. In addition to age, … Read more »

Guide to warm weather comfort and safety

June 10, 2015 5:30 pm

WARM weather means not just an increase in outdoor activities but emergency room visits as well. By taking a few steps to prepare, you can protect yourself and your family for more fun in the sun. Dr. Jamison Satterfield, a … Read more »

Getting screened for viral hepatitis may help to save your life

June 5, 2015 4:47 pm

There’s good news for the millions of Americans at risk for a potentially fatal medical condition, viral hepatitis. The simple step of medical screening can lead to lifesaving treatment. A collection of diseases Viral hepatitis is actually a collection of … Read more »

Fifteen steps toward protecting children’s mental health

June 5, 2015 4:43 pm

ALTHOUGH half of adult mental, emotional and behavioral disorders begin before age 14, there are signs that parents can watch for and 15 steps they can take to help their own kids. The problem Some 10 million adults and 2 … Read more »

The valuable meaning of health transactions

April 27, 2015 2:13 pm

IN this digital age, the U.S. health care system has also become digital. Every day, millions of people interact with it. During these interactions, data is collected, processed and stored, creating a seemingly infinite amount of information—yet each single data … Read more »