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Good to Go: Winter tips to keep kids healthy at day care, preschool

The littlest of people can come home with biggest of germs -- many of which are acquired during time spent at day care or school. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids and your family free of bugs this season.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 07:38am EST

Tags: Good to Go, Katie Howard, child care, flu, parenting

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, social media, health, Twitter, tracking illness, sickweather.com, Baltimore

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Protect against food poisoning at your next cookout

Food is a central component to many Fourth of July celebrations. And cooking and eating outside in the sunny summer weather is a popular way to enjoy the holiday. But this can mean trouble. Food that sits in the heat too long can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:18am EDT

Tags: cookout, Grilling, july 4th, paula wolfson, food, food poisoning, Fourth of July, diarrhea