The mosquito kills nearly 750,000 people each year. Malaria is the cause for the majority of these deaths, but a Zika outbreak has the Americas scared of this insect. This is how the insect spreads disease to its victims.
Sohail Al-Jamea and Meta ViersMcClatchy
How Zika spreads (and who’s to blame)
Is it heat stroke or heat exhaustion? Here's how to tell
How to survive if you get caught in a rip current
Healthy pregnancy tips from the CDC
One family's struggle with chickenpox
Preparation is key for allergy season
Preparation is key for allergy season
Vaccines by the Numbers: A public health achievement
Why it's so hard to break an opioid addiction
What is bacterial meningitis?
Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines
Female cat owners benefit most from stress-reducing effect of a pet
Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water. Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. This video from NOAA Ocean Today shows you how to break the grip of the rip.
The CDC shares a few tips for a healthy pregnancy, including taking care of yourself and talking to your doctor. You should also get vaccinated against whooping cough and the flu during each pregnancy.
One mom tells the story of how her son, Adam, contracted a serious case of chickenpox that led to complications. Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases recorded the stories of 8 families affected by vaccine-preventable illness.
Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.
Springtime brings sunshine and warm breezes – but also misery for millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Lily Pien, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic explains how being prepared can put you on the road to relief.
More than half million people have died between 2000 and 2015 from opioids. Today, opioid deaths are considered an epidemic. To understand the struggle individuals undergo once addicted to these drugs, we take a closer look at what happens to your body on opioids.
New NIH guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice. The guidelines are based on landmark research that found exposure to peanuts in the first year of life lowers a baby's chances of becoming allergic.
Does owning a pet help reduce your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events? A recent study suggests the answer is yes, especially if you're a woman over 50 who owns a cat. Reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic oncologist Dr. Edward Creagan about how pets can improve your health and life.
This time of year, the songs of the season are everywhere: at the mall, in elevators, on TV and in the earbuds of many personal audio devices. Why is holiday music so beloved? Mayo Clinic experts say music can benefit your health physically and emotionally.
Thousands of toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms nationwide each year. So, when you're out shopping for the perfect gift to tuck under the tree, think safety first. Here are tips to keep little ones happy and out of the ER.
After California's passage of the Proposition 64 recreational marijuana initiative, authorities are on guard for impaired drivers for alcohol, pot, prescription drugs or all of the above. Highway Patrol training supervisor explains the challenges.
Taking care of yourself, working with your doctor, and getting your home ready are a few ways you can prepare for a healthy pregnancy. You should also get vaccinated against whooping cough and the flu during each pregnancy. Vaccines are an important part of every pregnancy because they help protect you and your baby from preventable diseases. Talk to your doctor about how vaccination during pregnancy can keep you and your developing baby safe.