He Was A Healthy 38-Year-Old. The Flu Almost Killed Him.
Charlie Hinderliter spent months in the ICU after getting influenza last winter and nearly died. Now, he wants everyone to get their flu shot.
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Is Spreading In Los Angeles, Hitting The Homeless Population Hard
Flea-borne typhus, a bacterial disease that causes fevers and a rash, is reaching epidemic levels in parts of Los Angeles County.
Fertility Rates Are Dropping And The Age Of New Moms Is Rising Across The US
The total fertility rate in the US is declining — but it’s dropping faster in urban than rural areas, according to a new report.
A Child Just Died From The Flu In Florida, The First In The State This Season
The child, who had not been vaccinated, tested positive for influenza B. Health officials are urging people to get the seasonal flu vaccine.
The Percentage Of Young Children In The US Who Haven't Been Vaccinated Is On The Rise
Young children are more vulnerable and often have a higher risk of complications or death from vaccine-preventable diseases.
A Hospital Actually Made A Spotify Playlist Full Of Songs To Help You Do CPR
Most of these tracks are the same ones you'd want to jam out to with friends — seriously, I listened to the playlist while writing this article and it's full of bangers.
HPV Vaccine Gardasil Is Now Approved For Adults Ages 27 To 45
The FDA approved the expanded use of Gardasil 9, which protects against many types of HPV that cause cancer, to include adults ages 27 to 45.
6.5 Million Pounds Of Ground Beef Have Been Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Dozens
So far, 57 people have gotten sick in an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw beef supplied by JBS Tolleson in Arizona.
Sexual Assault And Harassment Can Impact The Physical Health Of Midlife Women, A Study Finds
Middle-aged women with a history of sexual assault or harassment have a higher risk of hypertension, insomnia, and depressive symptoms, according to new research.
The FDA Made A Surprise Visit To Juul Labs, Seizing “Over A Thousand Pages Of Documents”
The federal agency obtained documents related to the marketing of Juul during an inspection at the e-cigarette manufacturer’s headquarters last week.
Here's Why You Absolutely Need To Get A Flu Shot This Year, According To Experts
All of your flu shot questions, answered.
Drugs, Alcohol, And Suicide Are Driving A Decline In Life Span In The US, CDC Says
Life expectancy in the US declined from 2015 to 2016 and more young people are dying from overdoses and suicide, according to a new report.
4 Organ Recipients Got Cancer From 1 Donor In A Rare And "Extraordinary" Case
An organ donor had cancer cells in her body that were accidentally transmitted to four transplant recipients. Three died from the disease.
Baby Walkers Are So Dangerous They Need To Be Banned, According To Pediatricians
Thousands of children go to the ER each year with head and neck injuries related to baby walkers, usually after falling down stairs.
A 10-Year-Old Boy Survived After A Metal Skewer Went Through His Skull
In a freak accident, Xavier Cunningham fell out of a treehouse face-first onto a meat skewer. Somewhat miraculously, he is expected to make a full recovery.
Multiple International Flights Were Quarantined In The US. Here's What Happened.
Health officials are concerned about more serious respiratory viruses, such as MERS-CoV, and quarantined the planes as a cautionary measure.
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Be Banned As The FDA Cracks Down On A Teen "Epidemic" Of E-Cigarette Use
The FDA sent warnings to 1,300 retailers and demanded that five manufacturers of e-cigarettes, including Juul Labs, prove they can curb youth use.
After Taking An Antibiotic, This Woman Developed A Severe Case Of “Black Hairy Tongue”
Black hairy tongue is a real condition, and fortunately, it’s reversible. Here’s what you need to know.
A Nurse Found Out Her 28-Year-Old Physician Colleague Was The Preemie She Cared For Three Decades Ago
In 1990, Brandon Seminatore was a preemie under the care of Vilma Wong. Today, the pediatric resident and NICU nurse are colleagues.