Posts By Mia Yang

It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the temps are high and you are diving into a crisp, clean pool. And as the water washes over you, so do millions of dirty microorganisms.  Not so refreshing anymore, is it? Recently a good friend of mine was on vacation at a very nice resort in Florida. As she and her…

Though U.S. officials hope to have enough of the H1N1 vaccine to distribute it to 120 million people, the Advisory Council on Immunization practices has recommended prioritizing vaccinations based on the scenario of having only 42 million doses available by October. At the top of this priority list are the following groups: pregnant women, children and healthcare workers.  Surprisingly, last in…

Thinking about visiting a tanning salon to work on your base tan before heading on your vacation? You might want to read the latest news posted on CNN.com -- Study: Sunbeds as harmful as cigarettes.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just reclassified their position on the relation between sunbeds and cancer.  According to their studies, melanoma is…

An estimated 20% of adults have a fear of flying (aka aviophobia, aviatophobia and aerophobia), and the recent news regarding devastating airline crashes is causing more people to question the safety of air travel.  Is it safe to fly?  Is there a safer way to travel?  Should I just stay home and avoid the risk altogether? As we have pointed…

In conjunction with the White House, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, are holding an H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit today.  The meeting will focus on plans to monitor the spread of 2009-H1N1 and to initiate plans for a vaccination program (assuming a safe vaccine is produced). To view today's live…

There's been a lot of attention paid to food allergies in the last couple years. But what happens to folks with food allergies when they travel overseas? At least 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies And 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by 8 foods:  milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.  Country music star…

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