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What You Can Do to Protect Youth From the Harms of Vaping

Parents and educators—including teachers, administrators, and coaches—can play an important role in protecting youth from e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. As students go back to school, it’s the perfect time to educate them about the dangers of vaping. E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol, or a mix of small […]

What is the difference between a cold and flu?

Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses only, whereas the common cold can be caused by a number of different viruses, including rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses. Seasonal coronaviruses should not be confused with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. […]

All signs point to a rise in Covid

Covid hospitalizations, deaths and wastewater data — among other indicators — are all increasing as the U.S. heads into fall. Signs in the U.S. continue to point to a rise in Covid activity as fall approaches. Hospitalizations are rising. Deaths have ticked up. Wastewater samples are picking up the virus, as are labs across the country.  “Every […]

What to know about eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. Some types can also cause blisters. Home remedies and medical treatment can help manage and prevent flares. Different types and stages of eczema affect 31.6 million people in the United States, which equals more than 10% of the population. Many […]

Healthy Lifestyles

A healthy lifestyle can help you thrive as you move through your life’s journey. Making healthy choices isn’t always easy – it can be hard to find the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare healthy meals. However, your efforts will pay off in many ways, and for the rest of your life. Steps […]

Mediterranean Lifestyle Can Help Lower Your Risk of Cancer, Early Death

Eating foods associated with the Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower cancer risks.  New research shows that individuals adhering to a “Mediterranean lifestyle” have 29% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 28% lower risk of cancer mortality compared to those who do not. The Mediterranean lifestyle includes a variety of factors including diet, eating […]

High blood sugar may raise heart disease risk even if you don’t have diabetes

People with elevated blood sugar levels may have a 30–50% higher risk of developing heart disease, even if their blood sugar levels are below the diabetes threshold. CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images Researchers found that people with elevated blood sugar levels have a 30–50% increased risk of developing heart disease, even if their blood sugar […]

Young People Are Having Less Sex Than Their Parents Did at Their Age, and Researchers Are Exploring Why

Young adults aren’t behaving like their parents: They’re not drinking as much, they’re facing more mental health challenges, and they’re living with their parents longer. On top of that, computer games and social media have become a sort of stand-in for physical relationships. All that means young Californians aren’t having as much sex. The number […]

What to know about bone diseases

Certain conditions or diseases can affect bone strength and flexibility and result in health complications. Bone is a living, growing tissue that mainly consists of collagen and calcium. Bones provide a rigid framework, known as the skeleton, which protects soft organs and supports the body. There are two types of bone in the body. Cortical bones are compact and […]