Health News

Irish Themed Workout Could Boost Your St. Patrick’s Day

Posted On March 17, 2015

(Undated) -- If you're looking for a fun way to exercise on St. Patrick's Day, or any other day for that matter, Irish dancing might be for you. Doctor Kim Gladden with the Cleveland Clinic says any dancing, but especially Irish dancing, can provide some great health benefits.   The rapid movement of Irish dancing…

Most Low-Income Children Not Getting Basic Dental Care

Posted On March 17, 2015

(Sacramento, CA) -- State legislators are holding a special hearing today on worsening problems with the Denti-Cal program. The program provides basic dental coverage for more than five-million low-income children. Officials say a majority of children in the program can't get any care. They say exceptionally low reimbursement rates for dentists is part of the…

Researchers Blame Anti-Vaccination Movement For Measles Outbreak

Posted On March 17, 2015

(Undated) -- Scientists are blaming the anti-vaccination movement for the measles outbreak that sickened more than 140 people in more than half-a-dozen states and two foreign countries. Researchers from MIT and Boston Children's Hospital say as few as 50-percent of the people infected in the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland were vaccinated. They say…

White House Cheers Healthcare Numbers

Posted On March 17, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest is cheering the latest Affordable Care Act numbers.   In a White House briefing on Tuesday, Earnest said roughly 16-million people have signed up in health insurance exchanges since the program opened. Additional audio: White House spokesman Josh Earnest criticized ongoing efforts by Republicans to undermine the…

Bad Winter Could Lead to Equally Rough Spring for Allergies

Posted On March 17, 2015

(Undated) -- The harsh winter across the country could lead to a rough time for allergy sufferers this spring. Doctor Samuel Friedlander with University Hospitals Case Medical Center says pollen sufferers will have a rough go of it starting soon.   The cold winter actually made it rough on allergies as well. Most people who…