Stories about Health

Feb 05 2016

CDC: More Zika virus cases expected in the US

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for four Florida counties: Hillsborough, Lee, Santa Rosa and Miami-Dade. Several European tourists have contract...

Feb 05 2016

State police warn against drunk driving Super Bowl Sunday

The message is clear because according to NHTSA, nearly 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes in 2014, which is 31 percent of all nationwide crashes. 7, t...

Feb 05 2016

No alcohol for childbearing women unless using birth control — CDC

People who successfully completed the month-long drinking detox also demonstrated a greater ability to say no to drinks or to reduce the number of drinks they consumed at...

Feb 05 2016

Cancer death rate falls thanks to treatment and earlier detection

A decade ago the death rate was 312 in every 100,000. "Whatever your motivation - to remember a loved one, celebrate people who have overcome the disease, or to rally i...

Feb 05 2016

IDPH raising awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month

American Heart Month is in February, a flawless time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America's No. 1 killer. High sodium intake increases the fluid you hold...