A bill that would crack down on medical exemptions for mandatory vaccines passed the California Senate floor on Wednesday, bringing the state one step closer to gaining control over who gets to pass on vaccinations.
Moving from childhood to adolescence into adulthood brings its own milestones, freedoms and responsibilities of growing up. For a young person with a chronic or an inherited health condition, such as sickle cell anemia, the transition can be overwhelming going from pediatric care to adult health care. That transition is being made smoother by the Adolescent and Young Adult Transition Clinic for Sickle Cell Disease, located at Christian Hospital and the Center for Advanced Medicine.
Hearing is easily taken for granted. Unless a person has experienced temporary or permanent hearing loss, it can be hard to imagine a life in which hearing is compromised or completely lost. But that is precisely the life hundreds of millions of people across the globe live every day.
At any given moment, millions of doctors and medical researchers across the globe are working toward a singular goal: that no illness should be a death sentence. One large leap was taken toward accomplishing that goal recently, when for the second time in history an HIV patient was cured of the disease. Like the first case, the cure was a result of a bone marrow transplant intended originally to treat cancer.
Everyday we get a new study on what drinking alcohol does to our body. One day it’s OK. The next week it’s not. What’s normal? What’s too much? Does age play a part? What does it do to our brain?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to use a different method to estimate the "future health risks of air pollution" in an analysis of a proposed new rule, which could "drastically" decrease the projected number of premature deaths from air pollution, The New York Times reported Monday.
Pam Best, a retired Mars Area Elementary School health and physical education teacher, has been selected to receive the 2019 American Heart Association Faye Biles Education Award.
Want to know the secret to the perfect healthy summer smoothie? Sure you’ll want to keep in mind how it tastes and what you put into it. But the recipe for a successful smoothie also involves a balance in the blender of that sweet stuff: sugar.
An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.
From schools to courts, the state embraces an approach rooted in healing.
LIVINGSTON — Barely a year after solemnly declining his induction into the Montana Football Hall of Fame in hopes of delivering a message to parents about concussions, Corey Widmer is like an oversized kid in an ice cream parlor as he grabs a handful of apples and reaches from an observation deck toward an advancing brigade of equally burly draft horses.
As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.
Outsourcing residential treatment stresses families, strains social workers and budgets.
State Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Thursday, May 16, that Wisconsin is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. alleging the maker of OxyContin helped ignite the drug crisis with deceptive marketing claims.
When it comes to neck pain, many patients seek out chiropractic care. In fact, there are several studies demonstrating that manual therapies performed by doctors of chiropractic can offer significant benefits for non-specific or mechanical neck pain as well as neck pain arising from injuries related to sports, car accidents, and falls. What are some of these manual therapies?
If you still need a reason to stop smoking, try this one: third-hand smoke, particularly if you have children.
Domenic Certa felt like he had been hit by a truck.
Everyone has to go but not everyone can easily. Though not considered topics for polite conversation, constipation and other bowel-related issues are common sources of discomfort and distress.
Imagine a dinner of grilled wild salmon, sautéed spinach and garlic, brown rice with thyme, and fresh blueberries. This simple, delicious, and easy-to-prepare meal would not only satisfy your hunger, it also would help minimize inflammation.
About 20 million disposable diapers end up in landfills each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, having a profound effect: It takes hundreds of years for a diaper to decompose.
When Tracy Sharp was 32 and pregnant for the first time, she was excited and eager to tell the world as soon as she learned the news. Eight years later, her thoughts about being pregnant turned to concern.
Jennifer Linville tried to slit her own throat, she said, because she was isolated. She was isolated because she was sick and didn't want to subject people to her complaining. She got depressed being isolated and drank because of the depression.
Undergoing fertility treatments, Heather Hirsch was intrigued by a flyer she saw advertising fertility massage at Traveling Tranquility Spa.
Men are expected to be strong, silent types. We see it in movies, novels and heritage.
What comes to mind when you hear the names of these old favorites: Teibel’s, The Commander and Wagner’s?
Pacifiers — or binkies — are both godsend and curse for exhausted parents of infants and toddlers.
The more we understand about mental illness — depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more — the better we can support ourselves and those around us. Strategies for coping and wellness start with knowledge.
Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, an ear, nose and throat specialist in Munster, says he was surprised to learn that there are no standards for vitamins and dietary supplements.
For people looking at life through a myopic blur or thick glasses, the development of LASIK procedures more than 20 years ago was welcome news.
There are those who believe that organic and budget do not belong in the same sentence. But considering the benefits of eating organic food, those folks may be surprised.
With some recent high-profile suicides in the Region, there are signs people can look out for to tell if their loved ones are in need of mental health treatment, local experts say.
Can you be addicted to video games?