Health

  • Jan 24

    Multiple Cities in China Sealed Off as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads

    At least 10 cities have been quarantined in China as a new virus outbreak spreads before Lunar New Year. The coronavirus has killed at least 26 people, with 830 confirmed cases.

  • flu Feb 13

    Waterbury Teacher Dies of Flu: Family

    The Waterbury community is mourning the loss of a middle school teacher who family said died of the flu. Waterbury Public Schools officials confirmed Harley Gaafar died late Tuesday afternoon and said they were “devastated” by her passing. Gaafar taught ESL at West Side Middle School and was well-liked by her students, district officials said. There will be social workers…

  • coronavirus Feb 13

    15th Case of Coronavirus in U.S. Confirmed in Texas Patient

    A patient in Texas has tested positive for coronavirus, making it the 15th case in the United States, the Center for Disease Control announced Thursday. The patient was a part of a group of people who were under a federal quarantine order at the JBSA-Lackland base near San Antonio because of a recent trip to Hubei Province, China. The group…

  • coronavirus Feb 11

    SoCal Quarantine Ends for Nearly 200 Evacuated From Center of Coronavirus Outbreak

    Nearly 200 people are ending a two-week quarantine at a Southern California military base where they have been living since flying out of China in the wake of a deadly viral outbreak. The quarantine of 195 evacuees ended Tuesday for all those held at March Air Reserve Base east of Los Angeles since their flight arrived Jan. 29. None have…

  • coronavirus Feb 7

    US Charity to Ship Coronavirus Supplies to Wuhan

    A non-profit based in Centennial, Colorado, is sending desperately needed medical supplies to doctors treating coronavirus patients in Wuhan, China.The shipments include supplies like personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves.

    First shipments are directed for doctors and nurses.

  • Resolutions Feb 6

    The Goods: New Year’s Resolutions

    More than 160 million adult Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year, according to a survey by Finder.com, and the most common category of resolution is health. But it’s easy to make a resolution in January. It’s hard to follow through in February and beyond. Worry not: The Goods is here to help. Whether you want to eat healthier,...

  • Resolutions Feb 7

    The Goods: Make Your New Year’s Resolution Come True

    More than 160 million adult Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year, according to a survey by Finder.com, and the most common category of resolution is health But it’s easy to make a resolution in January. It’s hard to follow through in February and beyond. Worry not: The Goods is here to help. Whether you want to eat healthier,...

  • Jul 7, 2017

    6 Ways Owning a Pet Can Boost Your Health

    Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even help boost their owners’ health. Studies show that animals can help people make healthy choices and lead positive lifestyles. Here are six ways your pet can boost your health.

  • Health Feb 5

    Diet Plan Pitfalls

    Diets may sound like a good idea Jan. 1, but these side effects could sabotage your efforts.

  • coronavirus Feb 4

    11 Cases of Coronavirus Confirmed in U.S.

    At least 11 people in the United States have now tested positive for coronavirus.

    The confirmation of the latest infections come as new travel restrictions go into place to try to slow the spread of the disease, which has infected more than 20,000 in China and is being blamed for at least 360 deaths.

  • Peanut Allergy Feb 3

    FDA Approves 1st Treatment for Peanut Allergies

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind treatment for children affected by peanut allergies. The drug, Palforzia, works to blunt the immune system’s response to accidental exposure.

  • coronavirus Jan 30

    ‘Grave Concern’: World Health Organization Closely Monitoring Coronavirus Spread

    A plane carrying 195 Americans that were evacuated from Wuhan arrives in California on Jan. 29. The threat of the virus outside of China remains low, according to the WHO. NBC’s Wendy Woolfolk reports.

  • CDC Jan 30

    US Finally Has Better Maternal Mortality Data. Black Mothers Still Fare the Worst

    For the first time, the United States has standardized maternal mortality data from all 50 states — a first step toward identifying ways to reduce pregnancy-related deaths across the country, experts say.

  • Health Jan 24

    Coronavirus Concern Triggers New Guidance for Travelers

    The U.S. Department of State has issued new guidance for travelers due to concerns about an outbreak of a pneumonia-like virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and U.S. health officials are recommending that people avoid all nonessential travel to the city. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 3 travel warning (“avoid nonessential...

  • coronavirus Jan 23

    China Seals Off ‘Ground Zero’ of Coronavirus

    Wuhan, China, the city believed to be ground-zero for the mysterious coronavirus, has been sealed off. According to Chinese state media, officials in Wuhan are taking extraordinary steps to quarantine residents by halting outbound flights and trains.

  • coronavirus Jan 23

    Mass. Hospitals Preparing for Coronavirus as a Precaution

    Airports around the world are stepping up procedures to protect from the coronavirus outbreak, and although Boston Logan International Airport isn’t quite at that stage, Bay State hospitals are preparing just in case. “We and other hospitals are setting up screening protocols so that if we do get a person who might have this disease that we identify them...

  • coronavirus Jan 22

    1st Case of Coronavirus Found in US

    A new pneumonia-like illness has health authorities on the alert as new cases are discovered in more countries, including the United States. Health experts say the coronavirus is not as deadly as SARS, but is still highly contagious.

  • coronavirus Jan 21

    Coronavirus Spreads in China Week Before Lunar New Year

    Nearly 300 people have been infected by the coronavirus, with new cases reported in China’s capital and other nearby countries. China is scrambling to contain the contagious strain amid heavy travel for Lunar Near Year.

  • Health Jan 18

    CDC: 3 U.S. Airports, Including JFK, to Screen Travelers From China for New Virus

    Travelers at 3 U.S. airports, including JFK Airport, will be screened for a new virus, potentially from China, effective immediately, the CDC announced Friday.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or...

  • outbreak Jan 17

    Vermont Warns About Hepatitis A Outbreak

    Vermont is reporting a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A, joining 30 other states, including New Hampshire and Massachusetts, that have seen a marked increase in the number of cases, the Vermont Health Department said Thursday. The outbreak was in its early stages, and health officials had been anticipating it based on what’s happened in other states, said Health Commissioner Dr….

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