Month: September 2014

Pediatrician group recommends IUDs, implants for teens

New recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics consider long-acting reversible contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and progestin implants, the “first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents.” The pediatrician group made the […]

Parents support healthier school food policies

Most parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold to kids during school, according to a new poll. The poll was released earlier this month […]

Report: Lift donation bans on gay men to increase total blood supply

If the Food and Drug Administration was to reverse its policy prohibiting blood donation by men who’ve had sex with men, the total annual blood supply could increase by 2 […]

Half of pregnant women get flu shots

Flu season is approaching, so let’s talk flu shots. During the 2013-14 influenza season, about 52 percent of pregnant women were vaccinated before or during pregnancy, according to the Centers for […]

American waistlines continue to grow

The average waistline of Americans grew by more than an inch in the last decade. In addition to the growing waistlines, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

Doorknobs distributing viruses

A single doorknob can spread viruses to 40 to 60 percent of people in an office building in just a few hours. Think about that for a minute. One doorknob can […]

Say ‘No’ to the Pasta Pass

Olive Garden is offering Never Ending Pasta Passes for 1,000 pasta-lovers willing to shell out $100 for the seven-week pass. Don’t do it. Just. Say. No. The Pasta Pass gets Olive Garden […]

More women opt for double mastectomies

The number of women undergoing double mastectomies for early-stage breast cancer increased significantly from 1998 to 2011, but, according to researchers, the surgeries were not associated with a lower mortality […]

Alcohol: The workout buzzkill

Alcohol may be the most commonly consumed drug among athletes, but that the alcohol can impact your workouts days later. While it takes the average person about 90 minutes to metabolize […]

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