Health & Fitness

How financial stress can impact your health

Philly Voice (Health) 10/5 5:34A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
Financial anxiety is a very real and common problem in the United States — especially as Americans struggle with the impacts of inflation.

Misinformation undercuts COVID-19 vaccine rates of children, report finds

Philly Voice (Health) 10/4 11:03A Tracey Romero
The percentage of U.S. adults who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 far outweighs the percentage of children who have been inoculated. Misinformation about vaccine safety is driving that disparity, new research from the Annenberg Public...

Listeria outbreak linked to Old Europe brie and camembert cheese

Philly Voice (Health) 10/2 8:21A Franki Rudnesky
A listeria outbreak spanning 6 states, including New Jersey, has been linked to cheese sold by Old Europe Cheese, Inc., found in many grocery stores. Old Europe issued a voluntary recall on Sept. 30 of all brie and camembert products distributed...

Embedded bias: How medical records sow discrimination

Philly Voice (Health) 9/30 9:09A Darius Tahir, Kaiser Health News
Discrimination in health care has become an increasingly problematic issue between doctors and their patients. Medical bias can present in numerous ways, including how providers communicate, what they do to address patient symptoms and how...

An overlooked STD could become the next superbug, scientists warn

Philly Voice (Health) 9/29 7:01A Tracey Romero
Mycoplasma genitalium, an STD also known as M. genitalium or M. gen., is growing resistant to the most common antibiotic used to treat it, azithromycin, scientists warn. Superbugs are major public health concern in the U.S, causing 2.8 million...

An introduction to LISS — low-intensity steady state training

Philly Voice (Health) 9/29 6:11A Ashley Weyler, For Independence
While many popular workouts — such as spin, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), kickboxing, and boot camps — are based on a “no pain, no gain” philosophy, there’s another way to get real results that doesn’t include a punishing routine.

Common causes of back pain in adults

Philly Voice (Health) 9/29 5:27A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
If your back pain doesn’t improve on its own, becomes more severe, causes weakness or numbing in your legs, or is accompanied by sudden weight loss, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause.

Children with head lice can remain in school, new AAP guidelines say

Philly Voice (Health) 9/28 10:38A Tracey Romero
Head lice infestations are a nuisance, but children do not need to miss school while receiving treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Educational programs are needed to reduce the stigma surrounding head...
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