September 02, 2013922013
Health Tip: Chickenpox May Lead to Complications
Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection.
While most recover fully, some kids and adults suffer serious
complications. People with HIV/AIDS and others with weakened immune
systems appear to be at greatest risk.
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
As soon as the updated
seasonal flu vaccine becomes available, parents should bring
children aged 6 months and older to get vaccinated, according to an
updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
The new diabetes drug
Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart
attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in
hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the
medication compared to those who did not.