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How Health Experts Investigate Possible Zika Outbreaks

iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The Florida Health Department is now investigating four Zika infections that may have been transmitted locally.
More than 1,300 people have been diagnosed with Zika in the U.S. and virtually all contracted the di…

 

Your Body: Flu Vaccines -- Injection vs. Nasal Spray

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Getting a flu vaccine for your child may be a little more painful this year.A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee is recommending against any use of the nasal…

 

 

Consumer Reports Highlights Dietary Supplement Dangers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A daily supplement or two has become routine for many Americans, but a report is highlighting how these substances can sometimes be harmful.Consumer Reports outlines in a extensive report how producers of dietary suppl…

 

Family Hears Daughter’s Heart Beating Inside Another Teen

Courtesy Tina Turner(NEW YORK) — Monday was bittersweet for two tearful families who met after a heart donation saved one teenager’s life, after the other’s was taken.
Albert Jeffries IV (Alj), 14, of Burlington, North Carolina received a heart transp…

 

 

Nordic Walking: The Next Step in Healthy Exercise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Want to burn calories? Those Nordic walking machines apparently live up to the hype.According to U.S. News & World Report, when done correctly, Nordic walking — which mimics the motion of cross-country skiing — can …

 

Your Body: Misusing Opioid Medications

Ingram Publishing/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorNearly 10 million Americans reported misusing opioid medications between 2012 and 2013. This is a class of drugs that includes oxycontin and vicodin, without a presc…