Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?

Q: Why do I need to get a flu vaccine every year, while other vaccines … Read more

Study finds improving marriage boosts heart health

Want better heart health? Maybe you should work on your marriage. Researchers from the University … Read more

HPV vaccine gains ground among teens

More than half of all American teenagers are getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus, and the … Read more

Curiosity, and cash, fight typhoid fever

“I was curious.” That is how James Duggan, an Oxford University medical student, explains why … Read more

How athletes can spread diseases

Precautions necessary from home to locker room to protect teams

When parents of young athletes reel off their kids’ sports-related health issues, they usually think … Read more

Millions of Americans have an STD

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from … Read more

Study shows exercise may help increase self-control

For most of us, temptations are everywhere, from the dessert buffet to the online shoe … Read more

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers a gene therapy to treat blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the … Read more

Birth control exemption could affect nearly 1 million in Oregon

Despite Oregon law, federal exemption applies to self-insured

Despite a new Oregon law championed as preserving birth control coverage in the state even … Read more

Caution urged for teen body modifications

New report cites risks youths face when getting tattoos and piercings

CHICAGO — Recognizing a growing trend, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its first report … Read more

Young people with severe autism languish in hospitals

Young people with severe autism languish in hospitals

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency … Read more

Food allergy or food intolerance?

Q: What’s the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? In general, a food … Read more

Should women get a whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy?

Immunizing pregnant women with the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy prevented … Read more

The cognitive effects of poor vision and hearing

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This … Read more

Self-care app attempts to break the cycle of burnout

It’s 3 p.m. Your eyes are growing tired, your legs have gone numb from your … Read more

Being an empathetic person is good, but can hurt your health

Your husband was just passed over for a promotion, and he’s depressed. Your friend’s breast … Read more

Travelers to Mexico might want to steer clear of 7UP

Soda contaminated with methamphetamine is to blame for the death of one person and the … Read more

Bisexual people have unequal health risks

The B in the LGBT community often comes as an afterthought. There are fewer resources … Read more

A boost for health, a blow to retailers

Like Oregon, Chicago bumped its tobacco age to 21 — and it’s costing smoke shops

CHICAGO — In the past year, Cody Rector has seen most of the regular customers … Read more

Mosquito emoji to aid public health efforts

The biting insects are deadlier than sharks, snakes

Mosquitoes are more than a spoiler of backyard barbecues. They threaten more than half the … Read more

Memory care facilities multiplying in Oregon

Dementia is costly, requires more staff attention

For some dementia patients, the best medicine is a structured day. At Touchmark at Mount … Read more

ADHD may be a type of sleep disorder

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children … Read more

Does weight loss surgery last?

Q: Do patients who undergo bariatric weight loss surgery just gain all the weight back … Read more

Magnesium levels linked to dementia risk

People with very high or very low levels of magnesium in their blood may be … Read more

How to hack your brain with meditation (for $5,000)

EDEN, Utah — One morning last month a group of roughly 60 people, including doctors, … Read more

Living with cats, cockroaches may reduce kids’ asthma risk

Kids living in houses with cats, mice and cockroaches may have a lower risk of … Read more

Home remedies: Cleaning out the earwax

Earwax is a helpful and natural part of your body’s defenses. It cleans, lubricates and … Read more

What to eat when you’re expecting

When I was pregnant for the first time, I read what I thought to be … Read more

Firefighters battle blazes without protection

No respirators certified for wildland firefighters

Every now and then when Brock Shelton is out fighting a wildfire, the wind will … Read more

Is it eczema or psoriasis?

Q: What is the difference between eczema and psoriasis? Eczema and psoriasis are both skin … Read more

Dietary changes could help calm acid reflux

People with a form of acid reflux affecting the airways achieved just as much symptom … Read more

Study: Alcohol abuse among older Americans is a growing problem

In the summer, Henry Wrenn-Meleck likes to sit on the stoop of his building on … Read more

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