Health

(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is expected to easily confirm Robert McDonald as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs this afternoon. President Obama nominated the former Procter & Gamble CEO after the abrupt resignation of Eric Shinseki . McDonald is an Army veteran who is...
(Undated) -- The House of Representatives is leaning on the FDA to move faster on approving new types of sunscreen. The House voted Monday to require the Food and Drug Administration to speed the approval of new sunscreen ingredients. The bill would put deadlines on the FDA to...
(Undated) -- Running for even five to ten minutes a day could lower the risk of heart attack or stroke. A new study found that running less than six miles a week at paces slower than ten minutes per mile still substantially reduced deaths from heart disease or stroke...
(Undated) -- A White House report out today warns that delaying action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could mean billions of dollars in added costs for the U.S. The report by the President's Council of Economic Advisers says each decade of delay will make it 40-percent more...
(Undated) -- Too much sodium in your diet can raise your blood pressure and increase your risk for cardiovascular diseases. Registered Dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick with the Cleveland Clinic says 70-percent of our sodium intake is from processed foods. Just a small decrease in...
(Undated) -- Fall sports are beginning soon, and kids will be practicing during the heat of the day. Pediatrician Doctor Richard So at Cleveland Clinic Children's says kids need to stay hydrated. A study showed football causes the most heat illnesses among young athletes. The...
(Washington, DC) -- As the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Nigeria worsens, a second American is reported to have caught the deadly disease. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said yesterday that the State Department is just one of many U.S. agencies working on the situation...
(Undated) -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women, and the risk gets higher after menopause. Cleveland Clinic women's health expert Doctor Holly Thacker says a new study suggests hormone replacement therapy does not increase a woman's risk of...
(Boone, NC) -- Two health care workers from North Carolina's Samaritan's Purse are being treated in West Africa after testing positive for Ebola. Ken Isaacs, a vice president of Samaritan's Purse, tells NBC's "Today" they are devastated but there are reasons for optimism. West...