How to Steer Your Children Through New Health Care Changes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_955e94c99a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to your children some of the changes in health care have already been implemented. For instance, your children no longer get kicked off your plan when they graduate college. Insurance companies are required to let them stay on until they hit age 26 even if they're married or not living at home.


Ice Cream Recalled over Metal Shavings Risk

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_683b91f914.jpgTurkey Hill (NEW YORK) -- Ice cream maker Turkey Hill has recalled three of its flavors over a risk that they might contain metal shavings. The recall, announced Friday, covers 1.5-quart tubs of Fudge Ripple Premium Ice Cream as well as 1-pint packages of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Premium Ice Cream and Moose Tracks Stuff’d Frozen Dairy Dessert sold in select stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, according to the company’s website.


Should You Get a Mammogram?

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_25c5d336ba.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to breast cancer, the biggest risk factor is being a woman.  The second factor is getting older.  The mammogram is the most basic test to screen for the disease.  But for years, the debate over when to begin testing has continued, with a new study adding to the controversy. Researchers at Harvard University said mammograms in women under age 50 could dramatically cut deaths from breast cancer. 


Whooping Cough Outbreak Fueled by Vaccination Refusals

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_b8b72caf86.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The largest whooping cough outbreak since 1947 has been linked to clusters of unvaccinated children, according to a new study. The 2010 outbreak of pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- in California infected 9,120 people and was linked to 10 deaths.  Although health officials suspected the outbreak was the result of some children not being vaccinated, the new study confirms these suspicions.


Breast Cancer Breakdown: Know the Signs

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_88002378db.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- More American women are surviving breast cancer, thanks in part to screening tests that can help detect it early.  But knowing your own breasts can help you spot changes and report them to your doctor between exams. Here are some signs to look out for:

New Lump

A new lump in or around your breast or armpit could signal breast cancer, but most lumps stem from other conditions.