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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 03:30 PM EDT

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

USDA: Washing Raw Chicken Puts You at Risk for Illness

It's an age-old debate that has divided the culinary community and earlier this year sparked a lively debate on social media: To wash or not to wash raw poultry. Legendary chef Julia Child was a proponent of...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM EDT

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

US Won’t Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 09:34 PM EDT

Newark Mayor: Water Testing Could Take Month to Complete

Newark Mayor: Water Testing Could Take Month to Complete

Newark's mayor says it could take another month before additional testing is completed on lead levels in the city's water supply.

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 06:10 AM EDT

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Some States Changing If Parental Consent Needed for HPV Shot

Jennifer Canada remembers when her pediatrician in Middletown, Maryland, recommended a vaccine that would protect her against a virus that is known to cause several types of cancer, NBC News reports. But...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:06 AM EDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 02:48 PM EDT

Water Distribution Continues as Newark Lead Problem Assessed

Water Distribution Continues as Newark Lead Problem Assessed

Newark's large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water.

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 07:06 PM EDT

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

VA Wrongfully Denied $53 Million in Medical Claims: Report

In one recent six-month period, according to a report from the VA's Office of Inspector General released last week, the VA left about 17,400 veterans to pay out-of-pocket for emergency medical treatment the...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

Tips on Facing Back to School Anxiety

It's that time of the year again! Kids are going back to school and it can be a time filled with excitement and optimism. But for some, it can be a time when anxiety increases because of the uncertainty of a new...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019 at 10:37 PM EDT

Newark Fights Push for More Bottled Water Amid Lead Troubles

Newark Fights Push for More Bottled Water Amid Lead Troubles

New Jersey's largest city will face off in court again Friday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead...

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