Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to new advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both organizations issued separate but consistent recommendations this week, the Associated Press reported. The advice is based... Read more
An FDA panel says that removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health, USA Today reports. Read more
People with pre-existing medical conditions typically struggle to find individual health insurance. But there are now alternatives in every state: a government-run plan for these ”high-risk”  consumers. The insurance pools in Georgia and other states have arisen from the new health reform law. But there are restrictions in enrolling... Read more
Pharmacists are expanding their role from drug dispenser to drug educator and chronic disease coach, Kaiser Health News’ Michelle Andrews reports.  Research shows that only about half of the people take their medications as prescribed. And consumers may find it easier to find time to discuss their meds with... Read more
It’s not just Lyme disease: Under-the-radar tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Health journalist Maryn McKenna tracks the trend and offers tips on how to avoid these infections, on msnbc.com. Read more

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