Month: September 2015

Kaiser launches TV maternity app

Kaiser Permanente already has a mobile app. Now, the health care organization also has a TV app – but this one is for pregnant women. Kaiser recently announced a partnership with […]

Secondhand smoke puts kids with asthma at risk

A new study found the risk for hospitalization doubles for kids with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke. The study was led by Mayo Clinic Children’s Research Center. “The results of […]

Survey: 10 percent of pregnant women drink

A new survey by federal researchers reveals 10 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. admit to drinking alcohol and 3 percent – or a third of those who drink […]

Seattle sea otter diagnosed with asthma

The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed one of its sea otters with asthma. And now trainers are teaching the 1-year-old sea otter how to use an inhaler. Seattle TV station King 5 […]

A 3-year-old was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

An American toddler was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes – the form typically referred to as “adult-onset” because it’s most common among the middle-aged and elderly. The girl, who weighs […]

Teens using e-cigs for pot, too

American teens are using their ingenuity to find new uses for electronic cigarettes. Yale University researchers surveyed 3,847 Connecticut high-schoolers and found nearly one in five teenage e-cigarette users have also […]

Obesity and smoking causing more deaths

Fewer Americans are dying from diseases attributable to high blood pressure and high cholesterol but more are dying from ailments associated with high body mass index (BMI) and smoking, according […]

High school athletes use smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes

High school athletes smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but they use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate, according to a new study. The research shows the use […]

How old is your heart?

Most American adults – 3 out of 4 – have a predicted heart age older than their actual age, putting them at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. Researchers from […]

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