Take Care: All About Your Health (May 2011)
If you regard your daily coffee habit as a health vice, here's something to consider.
Earlier this spring, a Swedish study suggested drinking 1-5 cups of coffee a day was associated with a 22-25 percent lower stroke risk in women, compared with drinking less than one cup a day.
Swimmers of any age can wind up with swimmer’s ear, an itchy, sometimes painful outer ear infection.
Each year in the U.S. these infections result in 2.4 million health care visits and $500 million in medical costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Food and Drug Administration is urging parents and other baby care-givers not to feed a thickening product called SimplyThick to infants born before 37 weeks because it may cause a life-threatening condition.
This advice is based on reports of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition in which tissue in the intestines becomes inflamed and dies.
Did you know your own home can make you sick?
Radon, lead-based paint, mold, pests and safety hazards all contribute to diseases, accidents and deaths.
Here are the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's seven principles of a healthy home:
Are you a woman interested in improving your health and better managing your stress?
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says there’s still time to register to attend a free women’s wellness workshop being held in Champaign Thursday (May 19) evening.
Here's part of a news release on this event set for Saturday:
May is the month devoted to stroke awareness, and one thing to be aware of is whether or not you’re at risk.
A handful of risk factors, like age, can’t be changed. But many of the conditions that raise the risk are actually within our own control.
Here is how the National Stroke Association divides the risk factors: