Health News

HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?

Texting between doctors and patients has become more commonplace in recent years. But before the two parties start sharing every intimate detail, experts urge providers to take a step back and consider security. HIPAA guidelines HIPAA permits “readily producible”private health information to be transferred to a patient through their preferred medium, as long as the […]

Pet Care

Handsome Sequoia Is Looking for a Loving Home!

One recent graduate of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC) is now looking for the right adopter in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Sequoia is a gentle, sweet two-year-old looking to continue to gain his confidence. After graduating from the BRC, Sequoia was transferred to Wayside Waifs in Missouri, where he was made available for adoption. However, the sights […]

Kids Health

Mindy Kaling's Daughter Is Not Impressed by Mom's Singing

Good luck getting a peek at Mindy Kaling’s daughter, Katherine Swati. The baby is now 9 months old, and Kaling has managed to keep her (and Katherine’s baby daddy, damn it!) hidden from the world at large. Impressive. But fortunately for Kaling lovers (like us), she talks about motherhood — and all the weirdness that […]

Health News

Health Tip: If Your Head Posture is Unusual

— If your head isn’t typically kept upright and is leaning forward, backward, to the left or right, there could be various causes involving vision, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus says. Here’s the association’s partial list of examples: Eye misalignment: A person may compensate for misaligned eyes in order to prevent double […]

Health News

Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

According to an official statement released by the United States Preventive Services Task Force in JAMA, men in the U.S. face an 11 percent lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and a lifetime risk of prostate cancer-related death of 2.5 percent. Previous studies suggested that one effective way of catching this type of […]

Health News

Teething and vomiting: Is it normal?

The symptoms of teething vary from one infant to another. Some babies do not have any symptoms at all when their teeth come in. Others may become mildly irritable, begin to drool, lose their appetite, or cry more than usual. In some cases, vomiting and fever can accompany teething. Many people believe that vomiting while […]