Health News

Helping the Youngest Kids Avoid the Flu
The flu vaccine is not perfect, but it has been shown to reduce a person's risk of getting the flu. For children in particular, this can mean avoiding the hospital.
Extra Protection with One Shot
It makes sense that the vaccine designed to protect kids against measles, mumps and rubella does just that. But it may do even more.
Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
Kids With Toxoplasmosis Still Seeing Clearly Years Later
Some infections that a woman may develop during pregnancy can be passed along to her baby, but this doesn't necessarily mean long-term problems for her child.
Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
Why Adults Aren't Getting Vaccinated
Most people probably associate vaccination with kids getting their shots at regular doctor visits. But adults need to stay up to date with their immunizations too.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
Surprising Facts About the Flu
As the flu continues to change and new strains appear, it’s important to know how to lower flu risk for you and your family. Here are some facts about the flu that may surprise you.
Health Hazards of Sitting All Day
Whether it’s at the office, in the car or on the sofa, more Americans are sitting for significant periods of the day. Unfortunately, a sedentary habits can have consequences.