How to get the best health information from your local health department

If you live in a metropolitan area, chances are you’ll be using the local health system.But some are concerned about what the local officials might have in store for you if you’re sick and require an emergency room visit.Here’s how to navigate the health system in your area.AP health care reporter Jennifer De Pinto in …

Health authorities seek answers after two dogs bite 4-year-old in Queens

A dog has bitten a 4- year-old girl on a bus in Queens, New York, authorities said on Monday.The incident happened in the Bronx neighborhood of Astoria early Monday morning, according to the city’s Department of Investigation and Criminal Investigation.The girl was transported to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected to survive, the NYPD said in …

‘I want to be the best I can be’: New research shows that dogs can help you lose weight and gain strength

Posted April 12, 2019 08:19:24New research published in the journal PLOS ONE reveals that dogs and cats can help people lose weight, which could help them maintain health in the long term.The study involved the use of food and exercise to help obese people lose over 40kg over a 12-month period.The team looked at the …