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How to evade the college meningitis menace

All parents of teens should talk to their kids’ doc about getting the MenB vaccine, which has been available since 2014. Read More

Teen drinking presents dangerous risks

There’s more at stake for teens than furious parents when they drink. Every year, an average of more than 4,300 youth in the United States under age 21 die from alcohol-related events. Read More

Younger patients prefer urgent care clinics, and health care providers are delivering

The millennial generation — those born between 1981 and 1996 — are ditching primary care doctors in favor of walk-in clinics and urgent care facilities. Read More

This ‘equation’ can transform life and prevent disease, disability

This new “equation” takes diet, exercise and other factors into consideration with the goal of preventing disease, distress and disability. Read More

How to shop for Medicare health and drug plans

Well, it’s the time of year when you can shop for a Medicare health or drug plan. Read More
 

Legionnaires’ disease case confirmed at Kaiser Moanalua

A patient at Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has tested positive for Legionella bacteria, the first reported case of the disease since an outbreak earlier in the year that left one person dead. Read More

Genki Sushi reaches $4.5M settlement over hepatitis outbreak

Genki Sushi, the source of a hepatitis A outbreak in 2016, has reached a preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million for people who were secondarily exposed to the virus linked to tainted scallops sold at Hawaii restaurants. Read More

Genki Sushi reaches $4.5 million settlement over hepatitis A outbreak

Genki Sushi, the source of a hepatitis A outbreak in 2016, has reached a preliminary settlement of up to $4.5 million for people who were exposed to the virus linked to tainted scallops sold at Hawaii restaurants. Read More
 

A mudslide of bad news about vaping

It turns out that mudslides of information are piling up about the serious health problems associated with firing up e-cigs. Read More

Do social media’s benefits outweigh potential harm to relationships?

The benefits of social media are well-studied and real. But research keeps pointing out how harmful getting immersed in social media can become. Read More

Coping with conjunctivitis

Though pink eye can be irritating, it rarely affects your vision. Treatments can help ease the discomfort. Read More

What to do about glyphosate in the food chain

Currently the Food and Drug Administration allows a “fair amount” of glyphosate in several processed foods. But thousands of potential lawsuits are telling a different story, one echoed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization), which classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Read More

Variety found through spices of life

When it comes to healthy eating, just remember that while variety may be the spice of life, spices are the life of variety. Read More
 

Study finds soy could be good for your bones

A new study has found that there may be yet another benefit from soy — it could help keep bones strong and stave off osteoporosis, Read More

Women must be vigilant when it comes to heart health

Women need to become aware not only of specific cardiovascular conditions that they face but also what to do when interacting with the doctor who provides their primary care and how to handle it if they land in the emergency department. Read More

Keep germs at bay with hand sanitizer, hand washing

Hand sanitizers still are very effective against MRSA and other hospital-frequenting bugs, so keep using them every time you go into and out of a hospital room. But there’s no reason not to rely on good old-fashioned soap and water. Read More

What happens when online gene testing gets it wrong?

More Americans are embracing consumer genetic testing, but the Food and Drug Administration limits what major firms like 23andMe or Ancestry.com can say about a consumer’s health. Read More

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