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Smoking during pregnancy doubles risk of sudden death for baby, study says

Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths.

It's not just measles: Tetanus, mumps and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US

She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold ...

Nearly 200 People in Texas Immigration Detention Facilities Have Contracted Mumps

Nearly 200 people at immigration detention facilities across Texas have contracted mumps since October, officials say. The 186 patients range from 13 to 66 years old, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday.

Janice Freeman, Contestant of ‘The Voice,’ Dies at 33

Another young sister seems to have died too soon. Janice Freeman, who was a contestant on the NBC singing competition show “The Voice” in 2017, has died. She was only 33 years old.

Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods

Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.”

Starbucks' newest drink is made with egg-white powder

Starbucks just unveiled its latest coffee drink: The cloud macchiato, made with egg-white powder.

Lovell's Food For Thought - Cultural Differences Need To Be Factored Into Scientific Health Discovery

The more things change the more they remain the same. Who you are and the experiences you have determine the solutions you develop to address the problems you face." Give the lack of researchers of color, you should be able ...

Fulfill Your Family’s Nutrition Mission

Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re ...

Not Every Soul Mate Is A Lover

What do you, we, as human beings need more than anything? We need to feel loved. We need to feel the warmth of knowing someone cares whether or not we make it home from work if it’s raining too hard. ...

Democrats divided on new Medicare for all bill

Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood was a kid in a swimming class when her heart began to race. She was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia, which has since shaped her life in every way, from her preference for caffeine-free diet Coke to ...

Natural ways to prepare for cough and cold season

There’s never a convenient time for your child to get sick. While missed school (and work!) days are going to happen, there are steps you can take to minimize them. In this interview with Dr. Bill Sears, America’s Pediatrician, he ...

Rice chemists: Sunscreen essential, but worth FDA scrutiny

The chemistry of sunscreen is under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has proposed updated regulations for a product routinely used by American consumers.

Grassley to Big Pharma: 'I'm sick and tired of the blame game'

Sen. Chuck Grassley opened a hearing into the rising costs of prescription medicine on Tuesday by blasting Big Pharma, saying that skyrocketing prices are hurting Americans and that the time has come for a reckoning.

Doctor donates kidney to co-worker

A local doctor is giving her co-worker another chance at life. Once Dr. Melanie Altizer found out her friend at Lee Health, Marianne McGiffin needed a kidney transplant she went and got tested to be a donor.

What 'Medicare for All' means, politically and practically

If you've been watching the Democratic presidential hopefuls gear up, you have probably heard the phrase "Medicare for All."