Health

CDC Sees Trouble On Flu Front

December 5, 2014
CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden is urging people to get a flu shot, even though it may not be as effective this year as hoped. Freiden is pictured receiving his flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference on Sept. 18, 2014. (J. David Ake/AP)

The Centers for Disease Control says this year’s vaccine may not be a good match, but it’s urging people to get a flu shot anyway.

This Is Crohn’s Disease

December 4, 2014
Pictured are Jack Rodolico and his wife, Christina, who suffers from Crohn's disease. (Shelley Fajans)

Jack Rodolico shares the story of his wife’s battle with Crohn’s disease and her pilgrimage to try and improve her condition.

The New Science Of Adolescence

December 1, 2014
Larry Steinberg's latest book is "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence." (rromer/Flickr)

Larry Steinberg says new brain science is starting to reveal why teenagers seem to stay teenage through their mid-twenties.

Study: E-Cigarettes May Contain More Carcinogens Than Cigarettes

November 28, 2014
Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on December 19, 2013 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A new study finds e-cigarettes contain as much as 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as traditional cigarettes.

Overstuffed? 5 Tips For Keeping Pounds Off During The Holidays

November 28, 2014
In spite of the food extravaganza around the corner, there is hope of emerging on the other side of the calendar with your waistline intact. (mawari/Flickr)

A nutritionist and personal trainer offers some concrete advice to help people get to January feeling fit and healthy.

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

November 24, 2014
This product image provided by Purdue Pharma shows Hysingla, the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 approved Hysingla, a once-a-day tablet for patients with severe, round-the-clock pain that cannot be managed with other treatments. (AP Photo/Purdue Pharma)

There’s a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

FDA Approves Slow-Release Painkiller

November 21, 2014
This product image provided by Purdue Pharma shows Hysingla, the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 approved Hysingla, a once-a-day tablet for patients with severe, round-the-clock pain that cannot be managed with other treatments. (AP Photo/Purdue Pharma)

Hysingla is designed to prevent people from abusing it as a narcotic. But the FDA says abuse and overdose is still possible.

In Sierra Leone, A Dearth Of Ebola Treatment Centers

November 21, 2014
Nurses wearing personal protective equipment treat Ebola patients at the Kenama treatment center run by the Red Cross Society on November 15, 2014. (Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images)

As Ebola declines in Liberia, it’s on the rise in Sierra Leone. The outbreak has moved from a rural area to the capital.

With Open Enrollment Underway, Colorado Targets Uninsured

November 20, 2014
Lee Trujillo, a certified health coverage guide for Connect for Health Colorado in Leadville, discusses health insurance options with William and Helen Gallegos. (John Daley/CPR)

John Daley of Colorado Public Radio explains that the push is on to sign up even more people under the Affordable Care Act.

More Companies Selling Antibiotic-Free Meats

November 20, 2014
Turkeys raised without the use of antibiotics are seen at David Martin's farm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Lebanon, Pa. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Demand is rising for meat raised without antibiotics. The owner of a company specializing in antibiotic-free meat and poultry joins us.

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Found To Lower Heart Risk

November 18, 2014
A new study finds the drug Vytorin helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Schering-Plough via Getty Images)

A new study finds the drug helps lower the cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients.

China Warns Of Cancer Epidemic

November 18, 2014
A Chinese man wears a mask as he waits with others at a bus stop on a smoggy day on March 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. More then 7 million people die worldwide every year due to air pollution and it is now the 'single largest environmental health risk,' the U.N. health agency stated in a recent report. The majority of the deaths associated with air pollution were heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Cancer rates may be falling in many Western countries but they are rising in China. Blame the effects of pollution and unhealthy habits.

What Do The Midterms Mean For Medicaid?

November 17, 2014

The head of the National Association of Medicaid Directors discusses the future of Medicaid expansion, as more Republican governors take the helm.

Virulent Strain Of Bird Flu Identified At Netherlands Farm

November 17, 2014
Vehicles are parked in front of the poultry farm in the village of Hekendorp, where a strain of bird flu that can jump the species barrier to humans was identified, on November 16, 2014. Dutch authorities banned the transport of poultry throughout the Netherlands after finding the strain. (Bas Czerwinski/AFP/Getty Images)

To date, no humans have ever had the H5N8 virus, but the strain can be transmitted to humans in close contact.

Barbra Streisand Raises Her Voice Against Heart Disease

November 14, 2014
Barbra Streisand and Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz pose outside Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, which Merz directs. (Courtesy cedars-sinai.edu)

The legendary actress and singer is at the forefront of a new campaign to raise awareness of the “epidemic” affecting women.

Most Popular