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Do wildfires put Californians at higher risk for lung cancer?

In California and across the country, more people are likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, the American Lung Association states in an August press release, as wildfire season is in full swing.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learning the ABCDEs of melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in cells that produce your skin's pigment. Regular skin checks can help you identify the warning signs and differentiate melanoma from noncancerous skin formations, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

How does heat affect medications?

You know by now that high temps and humidity can affect your mood, your child’s behavior, your pet’s well-being and even your favorite zoo animal’s appetite.

What to know about the rise of flesh-eating bacteria cases

Cases of flesh-eating bacteria, which refer to any tissue-destroying infection, rise in summer when more people are cooling off in bodies of water. The most common bacteria, vibrio, is often found in seawater and has the potential to be deadly.

Commentary: Alarming new study shows it’s time to get serious about...

Fewer than 7% of Americans are in excellent cardiometabolic health, which is measured by evaluating a person’s weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol levels and signs of heart disease.

How to Speed Up Metabolism: 9 Simple Ways Proven by Science

If you’ve ever felt like you gain weight just by looking at a cake, you’re not alone. Many people have a slow metabolism, which can lead to problems with their weight.

Napping frequently linked to increased risk for high blood pressure, stroke

According to a new study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, napping on a regular basis triggers an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure and having a stroke.

A push for Black residents to donate blood is growing in...

Geanna Jarosz, events coordinator for Hog River Brewing, isn’t content to serve beer out of the small taproom tucked in the rear of 1429 Park St. in Hartford.She wants “Hartford’s Living Room” to be a catalyst to help bring more Black people, as well as those of other ethnic groups, to donate much-needed blood.

Monkeypox proves elusive foe as WHO sounds alarm on global spread

The COVID-19 outbreak forced governments around the world to revamp their pandemic response programs, invest in drugs and vaccines and establish viral surveillance systems. Now monkeypox is putting those upgrades to the test — and they’re falling short.

Three things to know about BA.5, the highly contagious COVID-19 strain...

Both federal and local health experts have raised Dallas County’s COVID-19 alert levels as the highly contagious COVID-19 variant BA.5 causes both case counts and hospitalizations to climb.

What to know about the rise of flesh-eating bacteria cases

Cases of flesh-eating bacteria, which refer to any tissue-destroying infection, rise in summer when more people are cooling off in bodies of water. The most common bacteria, vibrio, is often found in seawater and has the potential to be deadly.

How does heat affect medications?

You know by now that high temps and humidity can affect your mood, your child’s behavior, your pet’s well-being and even your favorite zoo animal’s appetite.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Learning the ABCDEs of melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in cells that produce your skin's pigment. Regular skin checks can help you identify the warning signs and differentiate melanoma from noncancerous skin formations, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Do wildfires put Californians at higher risk for lung cancer?

In California and across the country, more people are likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, the American Lung Association states in an August press release, as wildfire season is in full swing.