August 6, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Weather kills 2,000 a year

The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.  That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. More...

Testing After Eating

When you have diabetes, it is important to test your blood sugar. In the past, testing blood sugar was advised before meals and bedtime. This helped people make sure they were taking the right amount of insulin. More...

Bad back? Study says you won’t get relief from acetaminophen

Acetaminophen isn’t any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to the first big trial to test it.  More...

Study: Stop germs, bump fists

Fist bumps — the familiar knocking of knuckles — spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. More...

Breastfeeding celebration set

A celebration of World Breastfeeding Week will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., August 7, at the Whitesburg walking track. The event will include refreshments, games, activities, gifts and prizes. More...