The New York Times: Wisdom of having that tooth removed
We had still not found the perfect duvet cover for my daughter Emma’s college dorm room when she went for a routine dental checkup and was told that her wisdom teeth had to come out, A.S.A.P.
CNN: Study highlights five keys to diabetes prevention
Would you be willing to change one aspect of your life — such as eating healthier or exercising more — if you knew it would reduce your likelihood of developing diabetes? Would you make two, three or five lifestyle changes to bring down those chances even more?
Chicago Tribune: HPV vaccination rates low nationwide
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to prevent HPV.
Reuters: Tick-borne parasite infecting blood supply: CDC
A tick-borne infection known as Babesiosis, which can cause severe disease and even death, is becoming a growing threat to the U.S. blood supply, government researchers said on Monday.
The New York Times: F.D.A. to review safety of popular bone drugs
Two advisory panels of the Food and Drug Administration will consider on Friday whether to recommend requiring women who use popular bone drugs like Fosamax to take “drug holidays” because of rising concerns about rare side effects with long-term use, according to people involved in the review.
Associated Press: Teen obesity book sparks outrage
Messages of good health and positive self-esteem for girls aren’t hard to come by in kid lit, so what’s the deal with all the attention for a not-yet-published rhyming picture book about an obese, unhappy 14-year-old named Maggie?
Reuters: More youth getting recommended vaccines
More and more American adolescents are getting recommended vaccines, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) out Monday.
APHA’s Get Ready Blog: Get Ready campaign offers tips to help seniors prepare for emergencies
Having preparations in place to get through disasters is important for everyone — but it becomes especially critical when you are older and may need special assistance because of impaired mobility or health.