Health News

Flu Activity Is High Across the US
Across the United States, flu activity is high. And it's expected to continue for weeks.
Avoiding Drug Interactions
A lot of us take multiple medications, often combining prescription and over-the-counter medicines with vitamins and herbal supplements. While medications are important for staying healthy, taking certain medications together can sometimes cause serious side effects.
Medications and Behind-the-Wheel Safety
Many people are not aware that their prescription medications can impair their ability to drive safely. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness can be dangerous on the road.
Coronavirus: Update
Coronavirus continues to make headlines. And now it has an official name.
Weight-Loss Rx to Be Pulled from Market
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked a pharmaceutical company to pull its weight-loss medication off the market. And the company agreed.
Three Prescription Drugs Get OTC Approval
From prescription to over-the-counter — the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the switch for three medications.
Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
Understanding Food Labels
We see nutrition labels every day on nearly everything we eat. But what good are they if we don’t understand what we’re actually eating?
Shingles: What You Need to Know
Shingles is not just seen in the older population. Young adults can develop this condition, too. Here's what you need to know.
Coronavirus Cases: Update
A fast-spreading coronavirus first detected in China has now reached other countries, including the United States.