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How to Prevent the Flu

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory... [Read entire story]

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Without CHIP, 1.7M Kids Could Lose Healthcare in Weeks

More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington D.C. are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program...Photo [Read entire story]

Without CHIP, 1.7M Kids Could Lose Healthcare in Weeks

More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington D.C. are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program...Photo [Read entire story]

Photos: Anti-Abortion Activists ‘March for Life’ in DC

Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v.Photo Credit: Andrew [Read entire story]

Photos: Anti-Abortion Activists ‘March for Life’ in DC

Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life, which marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v.Photo Credit: Andrew [Read entire story]

Britain Appoints ‘Minister for Loneliness’

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle public health problems associated with social isolation, NBC News reported. The minister, Tracey Crouch, was appointed after research showed that one [Read entire story]

What’s the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later?President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...Photo [Read entire story]

San Jose Woman Dies Two Days After Being Diagnosed With Flu

Jim Collins will never again take the flu lightly.This flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest in California. One of the 40 lives it has claimed was that of Collins’ girlfriend, Katie Oxley...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should not ever be taken by kids and they’ll now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.The FDA will...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

With opioids killing and devastating more people than any other health crisis in Pennsylvania's history, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday declared a disaster emergency that suspends regulations hindering access...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

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Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 57 people in the U.S. and Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told NBC News."One...Photo [Read entire story]

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported.It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tipPhoto [Read entire story]

Flu Season Pushes Bay Area Hospitals Past Capacity

The flu is wreaking havoc across California and now pushing Bay Area hospitals past capacity as patients are overcome by their symptoms.Photo Credit: NBC [Read entire story]

Teen’s Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Sometimes Jonathan Gutierrez' mom cries because she feels so humiliated that he has to look after her. But the 15-year-old always reassures her."If I cry, he yells at me, 'Don’t cry Mommy, don’t cry.Photo Credit: NBC [Read entire story]

Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact

Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

South Bay Pet Hospital Reports Two Cases of Dog Flu

A South Bay veterinarian reports two cases of "highly contagious" dog flu.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

Sessions to End Policy That Let States Legalize Pot: Sources

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will end an Obama-era policy that let states legalize marijuana, according to two sources to The Associated Press. [Read entire story]

CDC-Recommended Tips on Avoiding the Flu at Work

The CDC recommends getting a flu shot early during flu season. [Read entire story]