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The Safety of Water and the Impact on Health in U.S.

By Nancy Wurtzel When the city of Flint, Michigan made headlines in 2015 for its lead-contaminated water, clean water became a hot-button issue.  Before then, most Americans took the safety […]

Just a Nurse? Not Anymore.

By Nancy Wurtzel Which profession is the most trusted in America?  According to an annual Gallup poll, for the past 15 years, nursing has claimed the top spot as the […]

General Practitioners: Dealing With Patient Addiction

By Nancy Wurtzel General practitioners are often the first health care professionals to identify addiction in their patients.  Dependence on alcohol and nicotine were once the most common culprits, but […]

Patient Communications: Accessing, Delivering, and Explaining Test Results

By Nancy Wurtzel Patients say one of the most difficult aspects of receiving treatment is waiting for test results.  Until 2014, health care providers were firmly in control of when […]

NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems, the National Athletic Trainers' Association says.

Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

Juul, which makes the top-selling brand of electronic cigarettes in the United States, said Thursday it will no longer sell fruit or dessert flavors of its products. The company's decision comes as it faces widespread criticism that its flavored nicotine products are hooking a generation of teenagers on nicotine and vaping, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

The authors of a recent study downplaying the health risks of red meat have financial ties with meat producers. The international group of researchers has received funding from a university program partially backed by the beef industry, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Nationwide, 4.8 million young people ages 10 to 17 years have obesity, according to the State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy report published Oct. 10 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.