Medical student Chelsea Spriggs receives a flu vaccination in Chicago.
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2007 file photo, discarded cigarette cartons lie on the floor as people gather at a one hour " Stop Smoking" promotion in a bar in central London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Dr. Linda Petter shares with us some interesting strategies you might not have thought about.
The World Health Organization says the two leading Ebola vaccines appear safe and will soon be tested in healthy volunteers in West Africa.
Most of us know that resolving to lose weight can be easier said than done.
That's why so many people turn to weightloss products that claim to be the miracle, quick fix you are looking for.
Doctors and health experts regularly remind us of the importance of getting your flu shot.
But for those who don't, there are natural ways to help stave off the nasty bug.
Sue Carroll, head of the microbiology section in the laboratory at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, tests for the presence of flu virus in patients' fluid samples.
The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon.
Still seeking a golden tan, some teenagers don't seem to worry about the dangers of indoor tanning
In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.
Lack of sunlight leads to the deficiency of an important vitamin in our bodies.
The clock is ticking for Washington's medical marijuana facilities. Many medical producers and sellers have been ordered to cease and desist.
You've heard of Athletes Foot, the Achiles Tendon...but what about Morton's Toe?
Each year, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby is transformed into a grandiose winter wonderland with the annual Gingerbread Village, which benefits the Northwest Chapter of the JDRF.
The holiday tradition draws more than 100,000 visitors annually and is free to the public, although donations to the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are accepted and appreciated. In the past 20 years, the Gingerbread Village has raised more than $669,000 for the JDRF. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)
This is a rough time of year for anyone trying to watch their diet.
But for diabetics, it can be especially challenging.
When it comes to your health, there's an app for that...but be cautious with which app you choose!
We all need a bit of help, especially this time of year, avoiding the dreaded snack attack
FILE - This July 25, 2011 file photo shows a classic Hershey's chocolate bar, which is made with sugar, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.