Month: May 2014

Wait time for doctor’s appointment varies by city

Patient wait times for doctor’s appointments vary widely from city to city, according to a study of 1,400 medical offices in 15 U.S. cities. Boston averages the longest waiting time for […]

U.S. measles cases reach 20-year high

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 288 cases of measles in the U.S. through May 23 – the largest number of cases in that time period since […]

Two-thirds of healthy adults are infected with HPV

Researchers in a new study have concluded 69 percent of healthy American adults are infected with one or more of 109 strains of HPV. The conclusion was researched through what is […]

Washington mid-pack with teen pregnancy rates

Washington’s teen pregnancy rate ranks No. 33 in the country. In Washington, there were 49 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, according to the “American Teens’ Sexual and Reproductive […]

Depression top illness among teens

Depression is the leading cause of illness and disability among boys and girls ages 10 to 19 – higher than traffic injuries, anemia, asthma and self-harm. The World Health Organization’s recently […]

Magazine declines bikini weight-loss photo

A 28-year-old Illinois woman and healthy lifestyle blogger is making headlines after Shape magazine contacted her for a success story profile. The magazine wanted to highlight Brooke Birmingham’s 172-pound weight loss […]

Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group this week released its annual Dirty Dozen list of produce with the highest levels of pesticide residues. The report highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally grown fruits […]

New teen trend: “Beezin”

Teens have come up with a new trend to add to the list of crazy ideas like swallowing spoonfuls of cinnamon and snorting crushes Smarties. The latest: “Beezin.” That’s when kids take […]

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