A home away from home for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s

Originally a pilot program meant to address a gap in services for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it grew to provide health services for adults with a range of chronic illnesses. Circles also offers respite care for its participants’ caregivers, allowing them the time to work, run errands and look after their own health.

MAP MONDAY: Suicide rates rising across the U.S.

In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise.

Food Recalls This Week: Kellogg’s Cereal

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary food recall affecting consumers who purchased Kellogg's cereal.

Horses, humans pair well in psychotherapy sessions

Much like bearing a physical load on their backs, horses take on their clients’ emotional trauma. Some of her horses have needed downtime after a session because the projected pain was so great.

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.

Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday.

Georgia impacted by pre-cut melon salmonella outbreak

Georgia is now on the list of states impacted by a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Dancing Doctor in Georgia accused of malpractice, license suspended

Authorities have suspended the license of a doctor in suburban Atlanta who posted videos of herself dancing with a scalpel over anesthetized patients during plastic surgery operations.

Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.

Study says vaping by kids isn’t up, but some are skeptical

Some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand.