Health Watch

Flu Season: Fear of Illness

When people start coughing and sneezing around you, it can make you worry about your health, even if you’ve taken precautions. Read More

Flu Season: Antiviral Research

We’ve discussed protecting yourself by being vaccinated and washing your hands frequently. Researchers are working on other ways to fight the influenza virus. Read More

Flu Season: Wash and Dry

We’ve been discussing the importance of being vaccinated against the flu. One other key step in illness prevention is washing your hands. Just make sure you do it properly. Read More

Flu Season: Risk Factors

Most of the guidelines for vaccination mention underlying medical conditions that raise the risk of flu complications. What conditions are cause for concern? Read More

Flu Season: Get Your Shot

When the weather gets colder, flu season begins. This week on Health Watch, we’ll talk about how you can protect yourself and your family from the flu and other viruses, as well as about research into fighting viruses. Read More

Halloween: Enjoying Treats

Halloween candy is full of added sugar and doesn’t provide much – if any – nutrition. Does that mean we can’t enjoy it? Read More

Halloween: Sugar Overload

For dentists and dietitians, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the costumes or haunted houses. It’s the sugar that gets added to kids’ diets. Read More

Halloween: Fear

For some children, though, being afraid isn’t fun, even when the scares are safe. Read More

Halloween: Safe Spooking

Trick-or-treating is one of the most popular Halloween traditions, but going out after dark in masks and costumes requires a few safety precautions. Read More

Halloween: Prize Pumpkin

The centerpiece for Halloween decorating is often a carved pumpkin, but pumpkins are good for more than making jack o’lanterns. Read More