ARCHIVE: April 2017

Puppy love: Can pets help lower these health risks for babies?

In what may be the cutest health study ever, Canadian researchers have found that having pets in the home might help babies develop healthy bacteria in their guts – bacteria linked to lower rates of...

Can’t sleep? Read this (but not in bed on your phone)

The posts pop up on Facebook every night, beginning around 2 a.m.: “Why can’t I sleep? Ugh.” “Insomnia. Help.” Americans aren’t getting enough rest. According to the American Academy of Sleep...

Flee from a raging wildfire? Not without my rhino

Donovan Smith, co-owner of the NGALA Wildlife Preserve near Naples, has cared for Walter the rhino since the animal was about a year old. Smith and Walter the rhino So when rapidly-moving...

Transplant patients return to say thank you

Six months after his kidney transplant, Michael Haggard and his wife Bekki made the journey from Miami to Tampa just to say four words: “Thank you for everything.” Shay Manning, who was one of...

When stress is a real heartache

Feeling a little wrung out lately? You’re not alone. Two-thirds of Americans on both sides of the political fence say they are stressed about the future of the country. And that’s just the...

Keeping your eye on the ball: sports-related eye injuries are...

“It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”           -- a quote by every mother everywhere In all seriousness, we don’t necessarily...

Bariatric surgery gaining weight as option for long-term health

When George IV ruled England, he was known as much for his girth and indulgences as his politics. In his last years, he became so obese he struggled to breathe when in bed, and severe gout rendered...