WASHINGTON — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.
Shea Showalter thought it sounded too good to be true. "Work out for 15 minutes twice a week and lose weight?" she recalled. "Let's just say I was skeptical."
Zucchini are plentiful and affordable this time of year — for gardeners in some parts of the country, a little too plentiful.
June to September is calico scallop season along the west coast of Florida. During our annual trek to Homosassa Springs, concern about Red Tide and oil contamination seemed to outweigh the nutritional benefits of harvesting wild scallops — a real privilege for us on the west coast of Florida.
Sometimes, the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill some bread.
Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly, we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check.
In some of my recent articles I've discussed the effects — both positive and negative — that childhood experiences can have on adulthood. From those discussions, it should be obvious that we need to be more conscious of the messages we send children in this era of widespread childhood obesity. At no other …
If you have an adolescent son or daughter, you might be wrestling with a big question: Whether to get your child the HPV vaccine.
TEMPLE TERRACE — Two well-known Tampa Bay hospice programs could soon be part of the same nonprofit corporation, yet another sign of the growing trend of consolidation in health care.
It's a funny thing. Research continues to prove that humor can help to improve our physical health.