CDC: Tick, Mosquito-Borne Illnesses On The RiseThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the number of cases involving mosquitoes and ticks has more than tripled since 2004.
Local Lettuce Grower Has A Safer Way Through HydroponicsThe nationwide recall of romaine lettuce couldn't have come at a worse time. As families prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feasts, romaine lettuce is being pulled from their tables.
Health Officials Say Get Your Flu Shot NowIt's probably a subject you wouldn't expect to hear in the summer, but officials say now is the time to get a flu shot.
White House Announces Ebola Screenings At 5 Airports, MSP Not Among ThemThe White House announced enhanced screenings for Ebola at five U.S. airports Wednesday. Employees of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be taking the temperature of all travelers coming from West Africa at airports in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C and Atlanta. Anyone with a temperature would then be taken to the quarantine station for further evaluation.
CDC: US Children Consume Too Much SaltA new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.