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Steer Clear of Romaine Lettuce: An E. Coli Outbreak

The CDC is advising consumers not to eat romaine lettuce due to a multi-state outbreak of food poisoning caused by E. coli and linked to the produce.

By Diane Domina

Move More, Sit Less Say New Physical Activity Guidelines

Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have been issued to improve fitness, promote wellness, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

By Diane Domina

Hot or Cold Brew, Which Coffee Is Healthier?

Researchers (and coffee drinkers) at Jefferson University in Pennsylvania conducted a study to analyze the health effects of hot coffee vs. cold-brew.

By Diane Domina

Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

Areas of the United States where certain bacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same areas where bacterial lung infections are most common.

By Diane Domina

Support for Legalizing Pot Hits an All-Time High

A record number of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll that shows about 66 percent of people — two in three — support legalization.

By Diane Domina

Can A Diabetes Diagnosis Offer Benefits to Others?

A diabetes diagnosis in one person may help spur behavior changes in a partner. Learn how families and friends can make healthy lifestyle changes together.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

FDA Steps Up the Fight Against Kid-Friendly E-Cigarettes

The FDA enacted a number of measures to prevent the sale of e-cigarettes to kids and teens, including more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers.

By Diane Domina

Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes All at Once, or Slowly Lower the Level?

Dramatically reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes all at once would provide more health benefits overall than a gradual reduction, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Kids Are More Vulnerable to the Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change affects everything — and everyone — on earth, and children appear to be more vulnerable to its effects than adults.

By Diane Domina

Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.

By Bethany Kandel