Category Archives: CNN – Health

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

Growing up, I watched my father, a highly respected cardiologist, read medical journals every evening, answer emergency phone calls in the middle of many nights, and rush to the hospital after-hours several times a week. I didn’t know it then, but these years were the peak of an epidemic of heart disease in the United…MORE

This app helps people with special needs make friends

This app helps people with special needs make friends

Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends. “He’s verbal, but he doesn’t like to talk,” Fetherman told CNN. “Just making and keeping conversations is something that’s really awkward for him, and it’s hard for him to…MORE

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a drug to treat high cholesterol that works differently than statins, according to Esperion Therapeutics, the company that makes the drug. Bempedoic acid is a once-a-day oral medication that will be commercially known as Nexletol. The FDA approved it for use with a healthy diet and…MORE

When women die in childbirth, these are the fathers left behind

When women die in childbirth, these are the fathers left behind

They are members of an unnecessarily large fraternity. There’s Charles Johnson, the father of two whose wife died in Los Angeles during childbirth in 2016. He has turned his anger into advocacy. And Darin Horath, who lost his fiancĂ©e and their newborn daughter in September in rural Indiana. For him, the emotions are still raw.…MORE

CDC has confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the US

CDC has confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the US

US officials have now confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. These include 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 14 US cases. “We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don’t believe those numbers accurately represent…MORE

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season

So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic. It has…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

The 51st NAACP Image Awards winners list

The 51st NAACP Image Awards winners list

It was a celebration of black excellence Saturday night at the 51st NAACP Image Awards. Hosted by “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, the ceremony aired live Saturday night on BET from the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium in California. NAACP President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Johnson presented music and fashion star, business entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna…

‘Better Call Saul’ inches closer to ‘Breaking Bad’ as the end draws nearer

‘Better Call Saul’ inches closer to ‘Breaking Bad’ as the end draws nearer

“Better Call Saul” returns for its second-to-last season, inching closer to “Breaking Bad’s” turf both in its narrative timeline and its impressive quality. Although the prequel is running out of room, the AMC drama continues to achieve a dazzling balancing act in building toward an ending that is, in some ways, a beginning. Once again,…