Better Neighborhoods Lower Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that moving from a very poor neighborhood to a less-disadvantaged one could improve the health of low-income mothers....
A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.
A case of Infectious Mononucleosis ( Mono ) has been reported in San Tan Valley. It is a viral infection caused by the Epstein Barr virus and most often seen in teens and young adults between 15-25 years old. Here is some information that you might find useful.
Women who have been successfully treated for cancer[1] in one breast[2] and who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer gene are at increased risk for developing cancer in their other breast.
Oral cancer occurs in approximately 30,000 Americans each year, according to the American Cancer Society. There are many different factors that can raise your risk of developing oral cancer, especially tobacco and alcohol use. More than 95 percent of all oral cancers are found in people older than the age of 45, but it can occur at any age. It has been on the rise with the recent discovery of the link between HPV and oral cancer. 
Thursday, Feb 27th, the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II, as recommended by the Assistant Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as supported by the DEA’s own evaluation of relevant data.  This NPRM proposes to impose the regulatory controls and sanctions applicable to Schedule II substances on those who handle or propose to handle HCPs.  The public is invited to review the proposed rule, which is posted on the DEA’s website at
Whitening toothpaste can whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains, such as those caused by drinking coffee or smoking.
In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our October 2011 issue, we asked one of WebMD's children's health experts, Roy Benaroch, MD, if it's possible for a man to get postpartum depression.
If I’ve learned one thing as a personal trainer it’s this… The margin between achieving a goal vs. not achieving that goal is measured in the number of excuses you allow yourself to make for why you CAN’T do something.
Last month, Dr. Drew Pinsky inspired everyone who attended the notMYkid luncheon with his candid, thoughtful, and powerful message. If you were there, you know it was one of the best educational events notMYkid has had the privilege of hosting, and we are so grateful you shared the experience with us. Dr. Drew filled the room with so many thought-provoking points, many of you have asked us to send a recap to share with your friends and family.  If you were unable to attend, we appreciate you taking the time to read this and passing it forward. 
Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people, have binge eating disorder, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Fat injections to contour the breasts after breast cancer surgery, known as lipofilling, appear safe, according to a new study.
If you haven't already, now's the time to get your flu shot. The flu season is officially upon us. Although it is just beginning, the CDC is already reporting widespread infection rates in several states including Alabama, Louisiana and New York. But Texas has been the hardest hit, reporting at least five deaths from the H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu.
The Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center exists to help pregnant teens and new moms and dads of all ages with all the steps related to pregnancy and early-child care and health. The Vineyard Community Pregnancy Center is the latest in a string of services being provided by the Vineyard Community Center in Queen Creek, AZ.   
Influenza season has officially started in Pinal County. The first case of influenza for this season has been identified in a male resident from the Apache Junction area. This case was mild and the individual did not need to be hospitalized. 
Like any parent, Pamela DePalma has made sacrifices to help her son, Daniel, who has Aspergers Syndrome. She moved from Illinois to Phoenix, Arizona, seeking better services. It was there that she met Rhonda Whitaker, a child development specialist who worked with Daniel. She created a game, using Monopoly pieces, designed to teach social skills to older children with autism.

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