Scottsdale, Arizona - Have you had your flu shot? The time is now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  "The most important way that we can prevent influenza infection is to get vaccinated," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist. "We recommend influenza vaccine for everyone over 6 months of age, and we would really encourage people to get their vaccines as soon as the vaccines come out."

Washington, DC - An improved shingles vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee is expected to vote on the recommendation. The new vaccine, which reportedly prevents shingles in 90 percent of people, is recommended for adults 50 and over.

Washington, DC - Infant cries activate specific brain regions related to movement and speech, according to a National Institutes of Health study of mothers in 11 countries. The findings, led by researchers at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), identify behaviors and underlying brain activities that are consistent among mothers from different cultures. Understanding these reactions may help in identifying and treating caregivers at risk for child maltreatment and other problematic behaviors.

Washington, DC - Support for President Donald J. Trump Taking Action on Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:

Yuma, Arizona - In November 2017, the Foothills Library, in collaboration with Sunset Community Health Center, will present several community wellness workshops. Information will be provided in English and Spanish.