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Doctor: Which flu vaccine to get

This flu season, the feds have a special request for kids, and a local top doctor wants people to know some vaccines may offer better protection against influenza than others.

Updated 57 minutes, 04 seconds ago

Tags: flu, Flu vaccine, flu shot, influenza, Wayne Meyer, Dr. Wayne Meyer, Kristi King, CDC

Virus hitting kids across U.S. could continue to spread

A respiratory illness that has infected more than 1,000 children in the U.S. could become a bigger national problem, according to doctors.

Monday - 09/08/2014, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: virus, ABC News, enterovirus 68, CNN, Dr. Richard Besser, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Audits show lapses NIH and CDC

The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: NIH, CDC, Nick Iannelli, smallpox, audit

D.C. bucks U.S.'s sedentary trend

Washington, D.C., may also be the physical fitness capital of the nation.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:50am EDT

Tags: CDC, exercise, physical fitness, Paula Wolfson, sedentary

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, mosquitoes, summer, Anthony Fauci, NIH, CDC, Kristi King

CDC concerned teens, middle schoolers picking up e-cigarettes

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried e-cigarettes are reintroducing a smoking culture to the young.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 06:54am EDT

Tags: e-cigs, e-cigarettes, Megan Cloherty, smoking, CDC

Some heart month tips for talking to your doctor

This is the time of year when we focus on matters of the heart.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 09:01pm EST

Tags: American Heart Month, CDC, Dr.Proshat Nikou, Adventist Medical Group

Shutdown could make unpredictable flu even dicier

Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT

Tags: flu, flu shot, CDC, flu tracker, Kristi King

Is climate change affecting your health?

Wind, heat, rain, snow and severe storms have long been blamed for interruptions to the nation's overall infrastructure, but federal and state officials are more carefully studying changing weather patterns as a direct threat to human health.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:32am EDT

Tags: climate change, weather, extreme weather, CDC, health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Rachel Nania

Clues to identify friends, family at risk for suicide

Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT

Tags: suicide prevention, CDC, District Psychotherapy, Paula Wolfson, suicide

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