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Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

By Diane Domina

Can You Feed Your Family on $25 Per Day?

Even with careful meal planning, serving healthy meals to a family of four costs about $25 a day, which for many low-income U.S. families is not affordable.

By Diane Domina

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

By Mary Shomon

Say Aloha to the Nation's Healthiest State

Hawaii is the healthiest state in America — a position it’s held four of the past five years, according to an annual report from the United Health Foundation.

By Diane Domina

Contraception Among U.S. Women: A CDC Report

A report from the CDC indicates nearly two-thirds of women in the United States use birth control, 99 percent of sexually active women from 2006 to 2010.

By Diane Domina

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