1. The Importance of Private Talks with Your Doctor

    Young people may struggle to have private talks with their health care providers (RxWiki News) Many young people never get to have private discussions with their doctors without their parents in the room, according to a new study. And that could affect how adolescents feel about their doctors and pr…Read More

  2. How Your Hearing Can Affect Your Mental Health

    Older people who lose their hearing may face raised risk of depression (RxWiki News) Older people with hearing loss may have a higher-than-normal risk of depression, according to a new study. And the worse the hearing loss was, the higher the risk of depression, this Columbia University study found…Read More

  3. Fiber and Your Diet

    An easy guide to a high-fiber diet (RxWiki News) Fiber keeps your bowel movements regular, but it can do a lot more than that. Including fiber in your diet can help control blood sugar and even lower cholesterol levels. "There is evidence that high dietary fiber consumption lowers 'bad' cholesterol …Read More

  4. 5 Common Diet Plans

    Common diet plans for weight loss (RxWiki News) With summer approaching, a crash diet doesn't have to be your only option to lose those extra pounds. You've got healthier options. Some diets can leave you nutrient-deprived. Others just leave you hungry. But starting a healthy diet plan early can hel…Read More

  5. Measles Outbreaks

    What you need to know about measles outbreaks (RxWiki News) With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise. These cases were found in 26 states and the District of Columbia. This is the second highest number of measles cases reported in a year since t…Read More

  6. Flu Season Update: Millions Affected

    The flu has sickened millions of Americans so far this season (RxWiki News) If you have gotten sick with the flu this year, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 6 and 7 million Americans have gotten sick with the flu so far this season. Up to …Read More

  7. A New Biosimilar for a Breast Cancer Rx

    FDA approves Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb) to treat breast and stomach cancer (RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the third Herceptin (trastuzumab) biosimilar to treat certain types of cancer. This new medication is found under the name Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb).…Read More

  8. When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

    Three winter safety and health recommendations for children (RxWiki News) Few things stick in a child’s memory more than a perfect snow day. To ensure these winter play days aren't tainted by injury or illness, parents should be aware of the dangers tied to the coldest time of the year. The Americ…Read More

  9. More Blood Pressure Medications Recalled

    Losartan, valsartan and irbesartan products recalled due to possible cancer-causing impurity (RxWiki News) If you take losartan or a product containing valsartan, you may have a recalled and potentially dangerous medication in your medicine cabinet, according to the US Food and Drug Administratio…Read More

  10. Washington Measles Outbreak Ignites State of Emergency

    State of Washington declared health emergency after reports of measles cases (RxWiki News) After reports of more than two dozen cases of measles, the governor of Washington declared a state public health emergency. Now, Washington has seen 35 total measles cases (34 cases in Clark County and one cas…Read More