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USDA urged to name turkey brands linked to salmonella outbreak

BY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLE (NEW YORK) -- Public health and regulatory officials are under pressure to identify the turkey brands linked to the recent salmonella outbreak.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak started in November 2017. As of Nov. 5, 2018, 164 people in 35 states…... Read More

Nurses donate breast milk to mom with breast cancer

(INDIANAPOLIS) -- A pay it forward chain that began with two nurses in an Indianapolis neo-natal intensive care unit has allowed a mother of three battling breast cancer to feed her 10-month-old daughter breast milk.The chain started when Katie Hanover, 29, a NICU nurse at Community Hospital North, gave birth…... Read More

'Make-a-Wish' wishes decrease trips to hospital for sick children: Study

BY: DR. JOHANNA KREAFLEA recent study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio shows that participation in the Make-A-Wish program may give children better quality of life and reduce hospital visits and healthcare costs.Patients who received a wish were 2.5 times more likely to have fewer unplanned hospital admissions…... Read More

The train analogy and how it can change the way you see a child's meltdown

(NEW YORK) -- It's happened to every parent on the planet at least once and perhaps many more times: your kid is in a stage 3, Defcon 1, the-wheels-have-completely-come-off meltdown.They're screaming. You're sweating. You're looking for every. possible. way. to distract, distract, distract so they will calm. down. It's not…... Read More

Wishes improve health of sick children, study shows

(NEW YORK) -- Make-A-Wish arranges experiences, or “wishes,” for children who have progressive, life-limiting, or life-threatening illness. And now, a new study shows participation in the program may give children a better quality of life and reduce hospital visits and healthcare costs. From 2011 to 2016, 496 patients at the…... Read More

New cholesterol guidelines for heart health released

(NEW YORK) -- A group of physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Heart Association have released updated guidelines on managing cholesterol to minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The new guidelines advocate for more aggressive treatment with statin therapy and getting LDL cholesterol counts, commonly…... Read More

New physical fitness guidelines issued and most of us aren't meeting them

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. government has issued the first new guidelines on physical fitness since 2008 with the message that Americans need to move more, especially kids.Just one in five teens meet the recommendation of at least 60 minutes of activity each day, according to the Department of Health…... Read More

Vast majority of violent crime goes unreported in metro Atlanta: Hospital study

(ATLANTA) -- The vast majority of violent crimes in sampled areas of metro Atlanta go unreported to police, according to a new study by Grady Memorial Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that was published in the peer-reviewed journal, JAMA Internal Medicine.Unlike most medical research, this study has…... Read More

How to hack your gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly every piece of advice these days for finding happiness includes something about gratitude, including everything from saying three things you're thankful for each day to keeping a gratitude journal.The advice is sound -- research shows gratitude makes us happier, healthier people -- but actually practicing gratitude…... Read More

Keto, Whole30 followers give thanks: Here are your most popular Thanksgiving Pinterest recipes

(NEW YORK) -- For many people, Thanksgiving is a holiday full of mashed potatoes, cheesy casseroles and decadent desserts. But while these foods may seem like a hard pass for followers of the popular Whole30 and ketogenic diets, they don't have to be."Thanksgiving is very much a traditional holiday, so…... Read More

Vietnam War veterans' kids say Agent Orange impact 'a nightmare'

(NEW YORK) -- Angelica Caye Kuhn was on the road to becoming a nurse.The mother of two was working as a patient care technician nearly two decades ago when one day she heard a pop in her back.She was in pain for days and, after several tests, she was diagnosed…... Read More