Flu View: Influenza report2008.10.10From week 21 through week 39 (weeks ending May 18 â€“ September 27), WHO and NREVSS laboratories located in all 50 states and Washington DC tested 25,031 specimens for influenza and 179 (0.7%) were positive.
Avoid foodborne illness when baby arrives home2008.10.06Foodborne illness is a serious health issue, especially for your new baby and any other children in your home. Each year in the U.S., 800,000 illnesses affect children under the age of 10.
Whole grains, and reading food labels2008.10.03Eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
E. coli sickness spreads to Emmet County2008.10.02As the number of confirmed E. coli sickness cases continues to climb in Michigan, public health officials are investigating the cause of an outbreak of E. coli in Emmet County
Aging healthily not a mystery2008.09.25Whether itâ€™s fruitful or not, people tend to worry more about their health as they age. For some, the worrying can be productive, forcing them to overhaul a lifestyle that might not be healthy. For others, the worrying might only compound existing probl
Vegetable detective: Fresh, frozen or canned?2008.09.25If the sound of the can opener is more prevalent at home than the swish of the vegetable peeler, take heart: Canned vegetables are better than no vegetables, and any effort to get children to eat fruit and veggies can encourage healthful family eating hab
Hearing and vision screening underway for school children2008.09.16Local health departmentâ€™s Hearing and Vision Screening Program are working with local school districts and preschools to provide screening to more than 15,000 children, identifying problems early before they can interfere with childrenâ€™s academic succ
Cold and Flu Season - Coming Soon2008.09.02Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know thereâ€™s no cure for the common cold. But thereâ€™s got to be something we can do about it. And while weâ€™re on the subject, letâ€™s do something about the flu, too.
Drowsy Driving2008.09.02Approximately 100,000 accidents per year are directly related to drowsy driving, and about 1,500 people die in such accidents.
Urinary Incontinence2008.09.02Urinary incontinence is an issue faced by people of all ages, not just the elderly. In fact, more than one-third of women over 30 years of age suffer from some type of urinary incontinence.
Kids and the Dentist2008.09.02The American Dental Association recommends that parents take their child to a dentist around his or her first birthday. Starting at a young age will also help the child become more comfortable with the process.
Bio-Identicals: Sorting Myths from Facts2008.08.15FDA is providing the facts about "BHRT" drugs and the uncertainties surrounding their safety and effectiveness so that women and their doctors can make informed decisions about their use.
Heartworm Prevention in Your Pet2008.08.15Heartworm is a difficult-to-treat and potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats, but it can be prevented with drugs approved by the FDA.
Physical Activity Drops From Age 9 to 152008.08.15The activity level of a large group of American children dropped sharply between age 9 and age 15, when most failed to reach the daily recommended activity level according to the NIH.