Blog archives

 

 

Your Body: Make Time for Meditation at Work

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torDo you need a moment to wind down but can hardly find the time? Try med­i­tat­ing at work.  Research has shown that med­i­ta­tion can help lower blood pres­sure, reduce lev­els of…

 

CDC: 11 Reported Cases of Plague in US This Year

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has received reports of at least 11 cases of human plague already in 2015 from six dif­fer­ent states.The CDC says that the annual aver­age num­ber of con­firmed plague cases…

 

Study Could Offer Hope for Post-Exposure Prevention of Ebola

shironosov/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study hints that exper­i­men­tal drugs used to pro­tect health­care work­ers from Ebola may offer hope for future related treatments.Researchers at the Royal Free Lon­don Hos­pi­tal fol­lowed eight health­care worke…

 

New Jersey Woman Gives Birth While Stuck in Beach Traffic

Cour­tesy The Abbud Family(SEABRIGHT, N.J.) — A newly-released 911 call shows the panic in a father’s voice when he real­ized his wife was going into labor as the cou­ple was stuck in traffic.Trevor and Rose­marie Abbud were enjoy­ing a day at t…

 

The Secrets to Handling 'Mommy Guilt'

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Count­less moms con­fess in online mes­sage boards and blogs to feel­ing a nag­ging sense of inad­e­quacy when it comes to bal­anc­ing work and moth­er­hood. They call it, “mommy guilt.”“I do feel that guilt, espe­cially w…

 

Teen Fights for His Life After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A star ath­lete from Texas is fight­ing for his life after the teen is sus­pected of con­tract­ing a deadly ameoba that infects the brain.Michael Riley Jr., 14, remains at Texas Children’s Hos­pi­tal in Hous­ton fight­ing for his l…

 

 

Your Body: Why Flip Flops Are Not So Great for Your Feet

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­tor­Flip flops: They’re com­fort­able and are great for strolling the beach or pool­side. But if you wear them too much, you might be at risk for some seri­ous foot problems…