Swine Flu: When to See a Doctor, Try Tamiflu, and More

Currently, the CDC says that if you’re a generally healthy person and you start having flu symptoms, the best thing you can do is to check with your doctor and stay home until you feel better. If you live in an area with active swine flu cases (check this Google map for updates on cases), and a member of your family is ill, you should consider staying home as well.

Eat Whole Grains to Feel Full, Stay Slim, and Get Healthy

Whole-grain foods—and science—have come a long way. Get tips on how to spot whole grains in the grocery and delicious ways to eat them.

64 Confirmed US Swine Flu Cases, 5 Hospitalized

TUESDAY, April 28, 2009 (Health.com) — There are now 64 confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States, including five people who have been hospitalized in California and Texas, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

FDA: Raw Alfalfa Sprouts Contaminated with Salmonella

At least 31 people in the United States have gotten sick from eating raw alfalfa sprouts, or mixtures of raw sprouts that contain them, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recommends that consumers avoid the sprouts for the time being due to potential contamination with salmonella bacteria.

Questions About Swine Flu, Answered

Will swine flu end up sweeping the globe in a flu pandemic? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that it’s taking some aggressive precautions—just in case. The federal agency reported Monday that there were 40 confirmed US cases of swine flu, which were mostly mild infections seen in New York, Ohio, Kansas, Texas, and California. There are 26 confirmed cases in Mexico, but there are thought to be hundreds more (including reports of 149 deaths).

Study: ADHD Drugs May Help Boost Child’s Test Scores

Elementary school-aged children with ADHD who take medication seem to do better on standardized tests than their non-medicated peers with ADHD, according to a study in the May issue of Pediatrics.

Gear Guide: Black Crater Cord Lock Light

Let me sing the praises of the Black Crater Cord Lock Light. This little gadget attaches via spring lock to your jacket's drawstring cord or zipper tab and casts a surprisingly strong beam to light you through a pre-dawn or evening workout.

Early Bird or Night Owl? Brain Scans Show They Differ

If you’re an early bird, you know the afternoon slump all too well. By the time that 4:30 p.m. meeting rolls around, you’re fading fast. You may blame it on a big lunch or a dark conference room, but a new study suggests that a drop in daytime alertness may actually be hardwired in your brain. What’s more, night owls—people who stay up later and feel more awake in the evening—may have a naturally-occurring advantage over early birds, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Love That Bump Lemonade

A delicious recipe from Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide by Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Tuscan Turkey Burger

A delicious recipe from Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide by Frances Largeman-Roth, RD