According to the CDC, suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, affecting every demographic and socioeconomic group. A new proposal being voted on this Thursday would make dialing a life-saving hotline as simple as calling 911.
Between the coronavirus pandemic and recent police brutality cases, many Black Americans say they're struggling emotionally. Here's a look at the toll these trying times are taking on mental health and where people can turn for help.
With fireworks canceled around the country because of the pandemic, many people are planning to put on their own shows at home. Now, a first-of-its-kind study suggests inhaling smoke from fireworks may be potentially dangerous.
America's dental offices are reopening, after months of handling only emergencies. All 50 states now allow routine dental care. But dentistry is considered one of the highest risk professions for the coronavirus. Here's a look at the unique challenges.
A new mom in Massachusetts is celebrating being home-- finally-- with her entire family. Her twins were delivered 10 weeks early after she was put on a ventilator to fight for her life against the coronavirus.
Memorial Day weekend brought out crowds and gave many Americans a sense of normalcy-- one public health experts say is dangerous. The numbers show many states haven't yet turned the corner and there are fears of a second peak.
A woman in New York is going to extraordinary lengths to make sure health care workers have the protective equipment they need while caring for the critically ill during the coronavirus pandemic. It's even earned her the nickname Patron Saint of PPE.
Mental health professionals are concerned many people are struggling with anxiety and depression because of isolation and social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. New research from Northwestern Medicine suggests technology might help.
It's shaping up to be a tough allergy season. And with the coronavirus spreading, trying to figure out whether your symptoms are allergies or COVID-19 is making many people anxious and stressed. Here's how to tell the difference.
Routine vaccinations for children have decreased significantly during the pandemic. The CDC is warning it could lead to an increase in vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles as social distancing is relaxed. Here's how doctors are working to ease parents' fears.
For new moms and families, welcoming a baby during a pandemic is proving to be stressful, especially when this time of isolating from others means you aren't able to get support from your family and friends. Here's how some experts who are usually hands-on are supporting parents from a safe distance.
For many recovering from the coronavirus, it's a roller coaster with symptoms getting better and worse, sometimes for weeks. Now, a new program is monitoring patients at home to make sure they get care if they need it.
Many doctors' offices across the country have shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, but treatment for cancer patients has not stopped, despite the risk. Here's a look at how facilities are handling the pandemic.
The coronavirus is taking a huge toll on the mental health of health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Now, one hospital is trying to ease some of that stress and anxiety in a unique way that combines the calm of nature with technology indoors. Here's how.
The battle against the coronavirus can be intense, especially for patients having trouble breathing. Now, researchers in Ohio have launched a clinical trial that is testing an old treatment in a new way. Here's how they hope it will keep patients out of the ICU.
Hospitals around the country are limiting visitors, especially in neonatal intensive care units, to protect vulnerable newborns from the coronavirus. Now, technology is helping families stay connected and giving them peace of mind during this time of uncertainty.
Countless Americans are reporting weird dreams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say that's not unusual in times of uncertainty, and you may even be able to positively influence those nighttime journeys. Here's how.
The coronavirus has been the top priority for medical personnel, but many patients with chronic conditions still need to have their care managed during the pandemic. Here's how technology is helping them.
At first, health officials said masks were only necessary for health care workers and sick patients. Mayors from major cities including New York and Los Angeles are now urging residents to cover their noses and mouths if they must go out in public during the coronavirus pandemic. So what should you use?
Scientists are looking to COVID-19 survivors for a potential breakthrough in the fight against the virus. They’re hoping to harness antibodies from recovered patients. Here’s how one survivor in New York is on a mission to help make that happen.
As workers stay home to limit the spread of the coronavirus, many of us are doing our jobs from the couch or at the kitchen table. That can lead to poor posture and back pain. Here are tips to head it off.
With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in New York, the health care system is being stretched thin. More and more retired medical professionals are now volunteering to join the medical reserve corps to help in this crisis.
There's growing concern among health officials about so called silent spreaders, people who are infected with the coronavirus, but aren't sick. Now some UK doctors say there may be a clue to who's carrying it, and they want it added to the list of symptoms.
With the number of coronavirus cases growing across the U.S., some government leaders are sounding the alarm about how the crisis could eventually stretch hospitals to their breaking point. And health care workers say they don't have the equipment they need to treat patients.
New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds drinking more than 12 ounces of sugary drinks a day is linked to lower levels of good cholesterol and higher levels of triglycerides.
Galen Ettlin spoke with Dr. David Rettew, a child psychiatrist with the UVM Medical Center and the state mental health department, to discuss the findings in the latest Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Detecting vision problems in young children can be a challenge because they usually don't know what normal vision looks like. Now, an app that scans photos on your smart phone can instantly identify unusual glares that could be a sign of 27 different eye conditions.