Health & Fitness

Asher’s Ronald McDonald House Story: More Than Just A Place To Stay

CBS Philly (Health) 3/22 1:00A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)  —  The Philadelphia area is home to many prestigious hospitals, which is why so many families bring their children to the area for treatment. One little boy traveled all the way from North Carolina to stat at the Ronald...

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director (Health) 3/21 12:09P
NEW YORK (AP) - A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency.

Study: Mumps Outbreaks Linked To Waning Vaccine Protection

CBS Philly (Health) 3/21 9:55A Health – CBS Philly
By Susan Scutti ATLANTA (CNN) — The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the...

The mumps are back. Do our kids need booster shots? (Health) 3/21 8:32A
These Harvard researchers say a third vaccine shot may be the answer to cutting down the outbreaks - a strategy supported by the CDC and other infectious disease experts.

Genesis Healthcare riding nursing-home turbulence (Health) 3/20 1:48P
Genesis Healthcare Inc. recently completed a major financial restructuring that gave the Kennett Square company some financial breathing room, as the industry contends with rising wages, stagnant payment rates for the Medicaid population, and...
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