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Lead Poisoning: What You Need to Know
Around 3.6 million families in the United States are at risk of exposure to lead, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here's what you need to know.
COVID Testing: Update
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing recommendations about collecting nasal samples for COVID-19 testing.
Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats
You may want to take a break from the cold cuts for a while — at least until health officials determine the exact source of a Listeria outbreak tied to deli meats.
Feeling SAD? Here's What You Need to Know
When the temperature and the time change, a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) sets in for many people. But you don't have to wait for the summer to stop feeling SAD.
How to Protect Your Hearing
How loud is too loud? It's important to know when noise can threaten your hearing. Read on to learn more about noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Youth Increasingly at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
The threat of type 2 diabetes has continued to increase for young people in recent years. But there are ways to avoid this disease.
The Flu vs. COVID-19
The season is changing, and COVID-19 is still here. And with colder weather comes another threat to public health: the flu. But how can you tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu?
Common Lice Treatment Approved as OTC
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a common lice treatment to be available over-the-counter (OTC).
COVID-19 Update: 10/26/20
The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the United States.
Is It a Cold or the Flu?
The common cold and flu have similar symptoms, so it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the two. Read on to find out how.