Rochester, Minnesota - If you’re among the 54 percent of American adults who’ve registered to be an organ donor, it’s encouraging to know your decision could save the lives of up to eight people. A living donor transplant is handled differently and often comes about when a friend or family member has a dire need, although altruistic, or good Samaritan, kidney transplant donations have been on the rise.

Rochester, Minnesota - The number of flu cases is dropping, but flu season is not over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says many states still are reporting flu cases, with influenza B more frequently reported than influenza A.

Rochester, Minnesota - Poor sleep quality is a factor in the increasing rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.  That's according to a recent study presented at a special conference on obesity and cancer by the American Association for Cancer Research. So what is the correct sleep duration for kids and how do you help them get a better night's sleep?

Atlanta, Georgia - Did you know that healthy eating and engaging in physical activity can lower your cancer risk? In fact, after quitting smoking, improving your diet and exercise habits are some of the most important things you can do to stay healthy.

Washington, DC - Proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services jeopardizes coverage of life-saving care for people with diabetes 

Washington, DC - There’s no avoiding the statistics: the number of reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at an all-time high, and if you are sexually active, you are at risk of infection.

So what can you do? Arm yourself with the facts about STDs and talk with your healthcare provider—that’s always an important place to start.