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In today’s society, uttering the phrase, “I have an STD,” could be one of the most embarrassing statements you could make. Why? Because it is so easy and simple to prevent a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Thanks to modern medicine, STDs may not be the health risk that they once were, but left untreated, an STD can still change your life and the lives of your sexual partners forever.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders.
CHICAGO — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.
ATLANTA — Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
After six years of trying to get pregnant and one miscarriage, Kellie and Andrew Burkhart welcomed little Andrew to the world in 2006.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
Education of students, adults equally important in fight to curb underage drinking, Mesa alliance says
Thousands of people are expected to attend this Sunday’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks event to raise funds for the organization while providing more information about an oft-misunderstood disorder.
The return to standard time for most of the country won't come for a few more weeks, leaving many looking forward to the Nov. 3 "fall back" that rewards us the option of an extra hour's sleep.
In this Sept. 4, 2013 photo, PestNow technician Shane Flanagan sets mouse traps and bait stations on the deck of a home in Rockville, Md. There's a health risk to having mice in the home, so be proactive, says Stuart Nichol of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the weather turns colder and mice look for a way to get inside and warm, start by inspecting your home for possible entry points. (AP Photo/Bobbye Feldman)
In this Sept. 4, 2013 photo, PestNow technician Shane Flanagan sets mouse traps and bait stations on the deck of a home in Rockville, Md. There's a health risk to having mice in the home, so be proactive, says Stuart Nichol of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/Bobbye Feldman)
Normalcy is kind of a funny concept, something that fluctuates with people and circumstances and is often defined by the small routines in life. Consider the morning routine, which is defined the little habits like showering, tooth brushing, drinking a cup of hot cocoa from the “Little Mermaid” mug followed by a morning, or at least weekly, trip to the grocery store to restock on milk and soap.
Arizona's efforts to encourage breastfeeding has helped the state, according to a report out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As children are preparing to go back to school, parents and their kids are getting ready mentally and physically.
When Eugene “Gene” Butler felt sick several months ago, he thought it was the flu. He was tired, ran a fever, and had a cough.
The first human summer 2013 cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed. The three cases were reported by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Department of health Services.
From Tempe to Tucson, law enforcement officers across Arizona will be out in full force looking for drunken drivers during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
A second Valley resident has filed a lawsuit claiming tainted berries made her sick.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
State and federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
Everytime a baby with Down syndrome is born in Arizona, Virginia “Gina” Johnson knows about it.
Strong winds making their way across our state on Monday are kicking up more than just dirt and dust.
The Maricopa County confirmed its first positive mosquito sample for West Nile Virus was found last month in the East Valley.