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Do children need all their vaccinations? This has been a controversy for years. This weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a front page article entitled "More parents rebuff vitamin K shot at birth."
Allergy season is behind us and before flu season strikes, now is the time for consumers to clean out their medicine cabinet and brush up on medication consumption and storage tips.
New York City health officials will decide Wednesday whether to adopt a proposal that would require all children under 5 who are attending one of these childcare facilities to receive a flu shot by Dec. 31 of each year, before flu season peaks.
The latest drug approved by the FDA to treat hepatitis C opens up new and much-needed treatment options.
David Kwiatkowski's six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician's contract.
Doctors are being urged to cautiously prescribe antibiotics for children because the drugs are unnecessary for most upper respiratory illnesses, say government health authorities who released new guidelines on using the medicines.
Gun violence claimed another life Monday night, as a 17-year-old boy was shot fatally in the 2600 block of Van Buren Street.
Abuse of narcotic painkillers and other prescription drugs is a growing problem in the United States, and a leading doctors' group is urging members to exercise tighter control on the medications.
On Sunday I covered what was easily the hardest football game I've ever been asked to shoot.
More than 70 passengers on a US Airways Express plane were recently surprised to see police and paramedics board the jet in Phoenix and announce that a fellow flier might have the contagious airborne disease tuberculosis.
Editor's Note: Our sister publication, HIV Plus magazine, recently ran Todd Heywood's feature about the escalating HIV rate among gay men and why the push towards condoms-only prevention might be impacting those rates.
A coalition of public health organizations says North Dakota is tops in the nation in funding programs to prevent children from smoking and to help smokers quit.
INDIANAPOLIS During National Influenza Vaccination Week, State health officials remind Hoosiers that influenza vaccinations will be available throughout the winter months.
Lesa Redmond, 20, is one of perhaps 6,000 Princeton students and others who may seek a vaccination to halt a potentially deadly outbreak of meninigitis.
Lead is not dead as a threat to painters, and occupational exposures are still putting that profession at elevated risk, despite decades of improvement elsewhere, a new federal study reports.
Balance in all aspects of life is a good thing. We work hard but make time for fun, love our children while setting boundaries, and eat healthy to enjoy a sundae on Friday night.