Measles is Highly Contagious. Here’s How to Protect Your Family

By Rhiannon Collette On the heels of an announcement this week that measles cases have been identified in the Greater Houston region, many parents are wondering what they can do to best protect their children, especially those too young to have been fully vaccinated yet. While measles is a highly contagious disease that is easily [Continue Reading]

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Allergic to Penicillin? The Answer is Likely “No.”

By Rhiannon Collette Think you or your child may be allergic to penicillin? You may need to think again. A new study suggests that millions of Americans falsely believe they have penicillin allergies, and that misunderstanding may be putting them at risk and contributing to the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An estimated 10 percent [Continue Reading]

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Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

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Food Allergies Aren’t Just Kid Stuff

By Evan Koch Food allergies are dominating headlines, altering nutrition labels and changing the way products get marketed in the United States. Although not as common as in children, food allergies can affect adults. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), an estimated 26 million U.S. adults, or [Continue Reading]

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Brown Eyes Giving You the Blues?

By Caryn Gebhard Following weeks of holiday gatherings, activities and celebrations, the month of January can leave you feeling blue, especially if you have brown eyes. According to a study published in the Open Access Journal of Behavioral Science & Psychology, individuals with dark eye colors may be more prone to depression than their lighter [Continue Reading]

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