Federal judge in N.Y. bars unvaccinated kids from returning to school

In a county at the epicenter of New York’s worst measles outbreak in decades, a group of parents is pushing to get their children back in school. The problem? The children aren’t vaccinated. Normally, children and their families are able to claim a religion-based exemption from required vaccinations. But Rockland County’s health department has said […]

Can exercise extend your life? – Harvard Health Blog

Exercise provides a remarkable variety of health benefits, which range from strengthening bones to positive effects on mood and helping to prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Research dating back to the late 1980s has consistently shown that aerobic fitness may help extend lives. Yet a few studies on athletes examining whether […]

Happy 1st Birthday, Barli!

It’s hard to believe…but today marks one day since we adopted Barli! A few days before his adoption day, we’d seen this listing online: I’d called the shelter, located about 90 minutes west of us, to see if he was still up for adoption–and he was! We sent in an adoption application along with vet […]

The Health 202: Utah is testing the Trump administration’s dreams of limiting Medicaid spending

THE PROGNOSIS Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. (Rick Bowmer/AP) The Trump administration is contemplating some time-sensitive questions about how far states can go in shrinking Medicaid spending, as its top health officials seek to remold the low-income insurance program into a more conservative shape. It all revolves around how the Department of Health and Human Services responds to a […]