- Legionnaires' outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall Updated: Sep-01-15 4:14 pm
CHICAGO - Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.
- Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says Updated: Sep-01-15 2:09 pm
NEW YORK - Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.
- New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds Updated: Aug-29-15 11:19 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Children of all ages would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- Health official: States should post local vaccination info Updated: Aug-27-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
- Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year Updated: Aug-27-15 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.
- Alaska has latest school start time in nation Updated: Aug-08-15 10:23 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska has the latest average school start time in the country, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Alaska averages latest school start time nationally Updated: Aug-07-15 2:58 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska's average school start time is later than the rest of the country.
- Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse Updated: Aug-07-15 10:39 am
MACHIAS, Maine - Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use.