Bad Flu Season Expected

(CNN)The flu season is at the midway point, and it’s shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a press conference Friday in Atlanta, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the season has been particularly bad for people 65 and older. Frieden also said that five more children have […]

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On January 14, 2015, posted in: Latest News by

Restaurant Code Words For Healthy Eating

Editor’s note: Ronda Elsenbrook, is a registered dietitian at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Houston chapter of the American Diabetes Association have partnered together to BEAT Diabetes in November. (CNN) — For many of us, eating out happens more often than we would like to admit. It’s only natural that with our busy, can’t-catch-a-break lifestyles we farm out cooking […]

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On November 7, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Moms Stress Ends Up in Childrens DNA

Just how bad was an epic 1998 ice storm in Canada? You can read all about it in the DNA of kids who were born around that time. An intriguing study in PLoS One finds that women who were especially stressed during the storm gave birth to kids whose immune cells have telltale signs of […]

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On October 23, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Is Your Coffee Intake Genetic??

– You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes. A recent study has found six new genetic variants that could dictate the volume — and frequency — of a person’s daily coffee consumption. The research was led by Marilyn Cornelis of the Harvard School of Public Health, and published on Tuesday by […]

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On October 10, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Respiratory Infections Spreading Across the Country

CNN) — In July and early August, doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta diagnosed 15 to 20 children a week with serious respiratory infections — a normal number for the summer months. Then, pediatricians started to see more children who were having trouble breathing, more parents with worried looks on their faces. Since school started, […]

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On September 10, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

My Life With Cystic Fibrosis

Breathe in. Breathe out. Simple, right? The first thing anyone does in this world is take a breath of air — it should be effortless. For me, and nearly 70,000 people across the world like me, it’s not so easy. I have cystic fibrosis (CF) and I have never been able to take a full […]

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On August 18, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Families May Get Money Back After Supreme Court Ruling

  One of the nation’s most powerful labor unions could face a costly onslaught of lawsuits seeking tens of millions of dollars in dues, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the money was collected improperly, legal experts said. In a ruling Monday, the high court held that Service Employees International Union cannot force people who […]

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On July 1, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Mother Wins Fight With Major Union

An Illinois woman who took her fight against one of the nation’s most powerful unions all the way to the Supreme Court and won, said all she ever wanted was to care for her ailing son. Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Harris v. Quinn case, in which the high court ruled people […]

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On June 30, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

New Research Shows Running Helps Children With Autism

Dusty Sweeney faces more obstacles than the average 16 year old. Diagnosed with autism at age 2, Dusty has limited verbal communication skills, and he will likely never be able to live on his own or hold a job. But, Dusty has picked up one habit that his mother, Katie Sweeney, hopes will make his […]

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On June 27, 2014, posted in: Latest News by

Pesticide exposure during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Scientists have long hypothesized that chemicals found in our environment play a role in causing autism. Research published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives supports that theory, finding children whose mothers are exposed to agricultural pesticides during pregnancy may be at increased risk for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, looked […]

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On June 25, 2014, posted in: Latest News by