Nov 2, 2012 1:40pm

3 Tips to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones From the Next Sandy

It is impossible to see the images of devastation without feeling incredible sadness for those who are suffering in the wake of the Sandy superstorm.  From across America, people are reaching out to help those in need, sending money, sending repair crews, sending their prayers… Read More »

Nov 1, 2012 6:08pm

Those Without Power After Sandy Risk Hypothermia

With millions of people still without power after superstorm Sandy, many may be looking at some very cold nights ahead — which means they may find themselves at risk of hypothermia, or cold stress. Hypothermia occurs when your internal core body temperature drops to 96… Read More »

Oct 29, 2012 7:10pm

Hurricane Sandy: Tips to Make Tap Water Safe for Drinking

If water supply becomes contaminated, you can either boil water for one minute or make water safe with bleach. Here is how: If tap water is clear: 1. Add eight drops of household unscented liquid bleach to one gallon of water. 2. Mix well and wait 30… Read More »

Oct 28, 2012 7:09pm

Dr. Besser’s 3 Tips to Ride Hurricane Sandy Out Safely

For those in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the wind, rain, floods and potential blackouts are on the way. If you are sheltered in place with adequate food, water, batteries and other supplies, you are likely to be well-prepared for the approaching weather threat. However,… Read More »

Oct 24, 2012 8:08pm

The Assignment That Saved My Life – or Did It?

Over the years, this job has plunked me down inside hurricanes, riots and battlefields, but I never felt remotely close to death until I stepped into a pleasant office building on a sunny morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. I was there to interview David Agus,… Read More »

Aug 2, 2012 5:32pm

Officials Race to Quell Ugandan Ebola Outbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda — At the Ebola task force meeting at the Ministry of Health this morning, no one was shaking hands. Everyone greeted each other by bumping elbows out of fear of the Ebola outbreak that so far has claimed 16 lives.  And while the… Read More »

Jul 9, 2012 9:38pm

Law Offers Drug Companies Vouchers in Exchange for New Cancer Drugs for Kids

President Obama signed a bill today that will provide incentives to drug companies to research and develop drugs for rare diseases. The Creating Hope Act grants pharmaceutical companies that create drugs for diseases like childhood cancers a voucher giving speedier review of any other drug… Read More »

Apr 4, 2012 6:30am

Dr. Richard Besser’s Tips for Cutting Sugar Consumption in Your Daily Diet

  The average American ingests 34 spoonfuls of added sugar a day. That’s 12,480 teaspoons a year, or a whopping 130 pounds. Experts say the presence of sugar — and high fructose corn syrup — in many foods leads to the excessive consumption that causes… Read More »

Oct 31, 2011 12:40pm

Top Tips For The Flu Season

ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser reports: It’s coming.  I can feel it in the air. On the subway every time someone coughs, I look up then see if I can move a little further away. As I exit the train, I immediately reach for the… Read More »

Oct 11, 2011 8:19am

Watching Baseball and Thinking About Pandemics

What is more American than baseball?  Not much. In late July, my 13-year-old son had the opportunity to play in a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He’d been dreaming of this tournament for years.  A culmination of countless… Read More »