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Better Cleaning in ICUs Lowers MRSA Infection Rates

Study found staph infections in rooms previously occupied by MRSA patient dropped. Enhanced cleaning of hospital intensive care units reduces the risk of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureu continue reading »

Swine Flu Reappears in Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, Two Reported Dead

In Mexico, local health authorities have confirmed the reappearance of the AH1N1 flue virus (known as Swine Flu) in Ciudad Juarez after a second person’s death in recent days. continue reading »

Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts

Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says. Social media Web sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become nearly inescapable facets of modern life, particularly for kids. And a new report suggests they can have real benefits and risks for children. continue reading »

Health Tip: Help Strengthen Your Bones

With weight-bearing exercises. Weight-bearing exercises help strengthen bones and muscles by making them work against gravity. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions for weight-bearing exercise: continue reading »

Better Benefits, Better Health for Women

The Affordable Care Act is bringing much needed changes to the insurance market for women. For too long, too many women could not get the affordable, high quality coverage they deserved. continue reading »

Health Reform: A Phone Call from the President

One year ago Wednesday, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It was a historic day, and the law is already making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans like Erick Moberg. continue reading »

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Improve Swallowing After Stroke

Non-invasive electrical stimulation to the brain may improve swallowing ability among stroke survivors, which may help avoid life-threatening complications. continue reading »

Sleep Less, Eat More: Study

People of normal weight eat more when they sleep less, a small new study finds. Columbia University researchers discovered that sleep-deprived adults ate almost 300 calories more a day on average than those who got enough sleep continue reading »

EPA Warns, “Children Act Fast…So Do Poisons,” in Observance of Poison Prevention Week

National awareness campaign planned for March 20-26 to reduce poisonings in U.S. In ongoing effortsto protect people’s health,the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is collaborating with the Poison Prevention Week Council continue reading »

Better Benefits, Better Health for Seniors

On the second day of the Better Benefits, Better Health initiative, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the important benefits seniors can receive. continue reading »

Health Tip: Everyone Should Wear a Bike Helmet

There should be no debate or argument in your home when it comes to wearing a bicycle helmet, experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to encourage children to wear a helmet, avoiding a big battle: continue reading »

Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever

But they don't have more asthma or eczema than their siblings, study finds. Firstborn children may be more likely to suffer from certain types of allergies, finds a new study. continue reading »

Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes

Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging. Breast-feeding comes with its own set of challenges, but the task is a bit more daunting if you have diabetes. The American Diabetes Association suggests how to help prevent low blood sugar for breast-feeding moms: continue reading »

What do I do? My Boyfriend Complains That I Have Bad Breath!

Question:My boyfriend complains about my breath and smell how can I fix that? All gardens must be cultivated with sunshine, water and good quality alkaline soil to ensure the growth of sweet fruits and vegetables. continue reading »

Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

Massage and elevate your tootsies. The added pounds of pregnancy can take a toll on your whole body, but your feet bear the brunt of that baby weight. continue reading »

Los padres pueden ayudar a prevenir el alcoholismo entre sus hijos universitarios

Los resultados son mejores cuando un padre del sexo opuesto supervisa la vida social de los estudiantes. continue reading »

Report: Unemployment Adds 9 Million Uninsured in U.S.

Nearly 60% looking for an individual plan found it difficult or impossible to obtain, study finds. The millions of Americans who lost their jobs and their health benefits during the recession often had no way to regain affordable health coverage continue reading »

Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds. College students are less likely to have drinking problems or engage in risky behavior if their parents monitor their social lives, researchers have found. continue reading »

‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says. Children who have a "medical home" -- that is, a pediatrician or nurse they see regularly who offers comprehensive care continue reading »

Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies

Separating fact from fiction may help reduce spring misery, experts say. With spring allergy season looming, people need to know the facts about controlling their allergies continue reading »