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Tuesday: Health

Talk with the Doc: Our season of Autumn

Autumn, also known as our Fall season in the U.S. and in Canada, is one of our four great seasons, that is followed by our Winter, Spring, and Summer seasons. Of course, Autumn marks our transition from our Summer season and leads us to our Winter season. Autumn is our season when the ...

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11. Elementary school-aged children already received kid-sized doses of Pfizer’s original vaccine, a third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older -- two primary shots plus a ...

Talk with the Doc: Space Force a part of United States military

The first discussions of creating a military space service occurred in 1958, and the idea was also being considered in 1982 by then President Ronald Reagan. The 2001 Space Commission argued for the creation of a Space Corps between 2007 and 2011. When it was initially created, the United States ...

Health matters: Complex anatomy leads to deforming toe

The years take their toll on the human body. The pull of gravity, the pounding of the pavement, excess pounds around the middle, many factors contribute to the changes experienced by our physical selves. The first thought of many people regards the “aesthetic” alterations, the inevitable ...

Americans give health care system failing mark

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is worried about making rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes holds off on filling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I prefer to skip the medication to being homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old ...

Study finds climate change may worsen allergies

LANSING — Findings by researchers at the University of Michigan predict that warming temperatures may result in increased seasonal allergies. The researchers used a model to predict and examine production changes in pollen through temperature. They put together climate data and ...