Another Person Infection with Zika Virus in Florida

Another person has been infected by the Zika virus in Florida.

And now, U.S. health officials are warning pregnant women who traveled to Miami-Dade County, Florida since August 1st, to be tested for Zika.

Centers for Disease Control officials released a map showing areas with Zika transmission risk, with red being active transmission areas and yellow being cautionary areas.

The CDC recommends pregnant women to consider skipping travel to the yellow areas and avoid the red areas all together.

5 Tips on How to Lose Weight

You've tried the pills, the cleanse, the sugar free cookies, but here are 5 simple lifestyle changes that can not only make your happier, but healthier, according to FamilyShare.

One - Go to bed early and rise early

Researchers found a commitment to a regular sleep schedule led to lower body fat.

If you sleep better, you'll have the motivation and energy to tackle the day and make healthy decisions.

Two - Stop eating once you start to feel full

Stop watching TV while you're eating and just focus on the meal!

If you eat without distractions, you'll stop eating as much. Simple, right?

Three - Throw it away

Go through your pantry, your fridge, wherever you keep your stash of snacks and get rid of all the unhealthy food.

Replace the food with healthy options -- that way when you're hungry you'll have no choice but to grab food that'll keep the weight off.

Four - Stop comparing yourself to others!

You won't be able to stay motivated if you're constantly trying to be like someone else.

Everyone has a different weight loss journey.

Be you and lose weight on your time.

Five - Find your motivation

Find a way to stick to your goals.

Don't tell yourself you want to lose weight so that you can fit into a certain size or hit a certain number on the scale.

Try telling yourself you want to lose weight to be able to keep up with your kids, or have the energy to go on trip you've wanted to go on for years.

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated In New York

Thirteen-month-old twin boys were successfully separated in a surgery at a New York hospital, CNN reports. Jadon and Anias McDonald underwent surgery on Thursday. According to CNN, the surgery went for more than 16 hours at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.  Afterwards, there were more hours of surgery to reconstruct their skulls.

Neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich led the surgery in his seventh separation surgery. CNN says Dr. Goodrich and his team used 3-D models of realistic conjoined skulls in an operating room to practice beforehand.

World Health Organization Calls For A Global Soda Tax

The World Health Organization is calling for a global sugar tax.

In an attempt to reverse obesity rates and type 2 diabetes -- WHO says the world needs a 20% or more soda tax. WHO officials say the tax should also apply to all sweetened drinks, including naturally sweetened beverages.

According to the WHO in 2014, more than 1 in 3 adults worldwide -- 18 years and older were overweight.
In 2015, there were an estimated 42 million children under 5 years old that were overweight or obese.
The WHO says it's alarming how many people are living with diabetes, from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.

How Does The Fotona Lasers 'Nightlase' Treatment Help Snoring And Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a problem for many people. New treatments for sleep apnea are now available from the AZ Sleep & Snore Center in Scottsdale. Dr. Roger Briggs, a veteran Scottsdale dentist, discusses the health problems associated with snoring, and a new treatment option, in this report.

Many factors can cause snoring, Dr. Briggs explains. Genetic factors can cause snoring. Nasal congestion can cause it. Crowded teeth can be a cause. Obesity is also a big factor. “Something as simple as the position that we sleep in” can cause us to snore. And snoring is not a joke. Dr. Briggs cites studies showing that the vibration from snoring can cause plaque buildup in carotid arteries. “Loud snoring can create cardiovascular problems and stroke.”

Sleep disorder breathing can be more serious than snoring. It can reach a level where it interferes with breathing, a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Briggs says that people who have snoring issues should see their doctors about the problem. Strokes, heart attacks diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, senility—these are all conditions that can arise from snoring problems.

As to treatment options, Dr. Briggs notes that CPAP therapy is the first item on most lists of treatment options. Continuous positive airway pressure provided by a CPAP machine can be an effective treatment for many people. Since 2006, an oral appliance provided by a sleep dentist is a recognized treatment option for people with moderate to mild sleep apnea. Another option is the use of lasers, and Dr. Briggs has found lasers to be an effective treatment option.

One type of laser is used to go into the back of the throat and remove part of a patient’s soft palate. Dr. Briggs says that there are only 100-some dentists currently using this laser in the United States. “It is a rejuvenating laser.” It changes the nature of the collagen in the back of the throat and causes it to rejuvenate itself. Each treatment takes no more than thirty minutes. Dr. Briggs says that some patients report immediate sleep improvement. A typical course of treatment is three sessions, but it may take as many as four or five treatments to get the right result. The laser has an 80% success rate.