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You and Your Health

Number of Americans with Diabetes Rises to Nearly 26 Million

Number of Americans with Diabetes Rises to Nearly 26 Million

More than a third of adults estimated to have prediabetes. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). continue reading »

Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants. Hispanic seniors in the United States are less likely than their white counterparts to be vaccinated against flu and pneumonia, a new study has found. continue reading »

Some Older Drivers’ Vision Problems Different Than Thought

Some Older Drivers’ Vision Problems Different Than Thought

May be too aware of background movement, rather than have reduced vision, study finds. continue reading »

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids’ Obesity

Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds. Sleeping in on the weekend may help children fight obesity, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

Warning Signs of Hypothermia

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. continue reading »

Driving with Unrestrained Pet as Dangerous to Drivers as Texting

Driving with Unrestrained Pet as Dangerous to Drivers as Texting

We as drivers understand the importance of wearing a seat belt while driving, and currently just about every in the United States requires you have it on when driving. Why is it important to wear a seat belt? If a car is moving down the road at 50 mph continue reading »

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital. Most babies are ready to leave the hospital within two to five days of birth. For parents, that means a lot of preparation. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should follow this checklist before bringing baby home: continue reading »

40 States Get an ‘F’ in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

40 States Get an ‘F’ in Tobacco Prevention From New Report Card

But the American Lung Association gives FDA a 'B' and federal government passing grades. A new report card gives the U.S. government relatively high marks for advances in treating people with tobacco-related illnesses continue reading »

Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet

Health Tip: Kick Up Your Feet

To help prevent varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins -- usually in the legs. They can make standing and other activities painful. continue reading »

New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

New Devices Help Seniors Stay Longer in Their Own Homes

Sensors, GPS and more are being used to track aging parents' movements. Seniors who want to remain in their homes despite illness and infirmity can get a high-tech assist these days. continue reading »