Health News

The Cold War
Many Americans are not adequately protecting themselves against colds and flu this season. Are you? If not, find out how.
Flying to the Rescue
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center reveals that the survival rate of critically injured individuals is greater for those transported to trauma centers by helicopter rather than by ground ambulance.
Don't Get Burned
For children under four years of age, scalds are the primary cause of burn injury. Five thousand US children are sent to hospital emergency rooms each year for scald injuries from hot tap water or bath water.
Difficult Decisions
When severely ill patients are admitted to medical intensive care units, their families have to make difficult decisions.
Shocking News!
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.
A Wheelchair that Sees
Researchers from Florida State University and the University of Pittsburg are developing a new tool that will help those in electric wheelchairs safely navigate difficult terrain.
New Standards for Prescription Labels
Patient confusion over prescription labels has lead to a new campaign to provide necessary and more user-friendly information on medical drug containers.