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FDA Panel Backs Inhaler Drug for Lung Disease

Posted: 04/17/2013 - A panel of respiratory experts has voted in favor of approving an experimental inhaler drug from GlaxoSmithKline and Theravence for treating chronic lung disease.

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Illinois House Approves use of Medical Marijuana

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Lawmakers voted 61-57 Wednesday to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions.

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Trial Begins over Baby Food Lead Warning

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A lawsuit scheduled for trial will determine whether makers of some baby foods and fruit juices that contain low amounts of lead should be forced to put warning labels on their products sold in California.

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Your Health: Cardio

Posted: 04/08/2013 - It's Monday and time for our Your Health Segment. This week, we hit the gym to learn about cardio.

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Plan to Eradicate Polio Worldwide by 2018 Announced

Posted: 04/03/2013 - A new global plan aims to end most cases of polio by late next year, and essentially eradicate the paralyzing disease by 2018 - if authorities can raise the $5.5 billion needed to do the work, health officials said Tuesday.

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Vt. is First State to Post Health Insurance Rates

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Vermont has become the first state to let people without health insurance see how much they would pay to get coverage through the federal health overhaul beginning next year.

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FDA Says Longer Use Of Nicotine Gum Is OK

Posted: 04/01/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says smokers that are trying to quit can safely use nicotine gum, patches and lozenges for longer than previously recommended.

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Your Health: Avoiding those Spring Injuries

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Once the snow melts and the weather warms up many of us will head outside to do some yard work and play sports. When you do that, though, be careful because you can injure yourself.

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6th Annual Good Friday Blood Drive

Posted: 03/29/2013 - While some will mark Good Friday seated in a pew, one local church is doing something a little different. In lieu of traditional Good Friday service, New Day Christian Church in Weston asked it's members to take time out of their Good Friday to give blood.

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US Launches New Batch of Graphic Anti-smoking Ads

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Glucose Meters

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.

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