Scottsdale, Arizona - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that Zika virus causes a severe birth defect called, microcephaly. The CDC report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows there is no single piece of evidence, rather a number of evidence-based conclusions.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Some home cholesterol test kits are as accurate as the test your doctor uses, but it often depends on how precisely you follow the directions. Accuracy also varies from brand to brand. The most accurate test kits may be ones that are affiliated with a tracking program offered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Do you feel irritable, isolated or withdrawn? Do you find yourself working all the time? Drinking too much? These unhealthy coping strategies may be clues that you have male depression.

Rochester, Minnesota - If you're concerned about breast cancer, you might be wondering if there are steps you can take toward breast cancer prevention. Some risk factors, such as family history, can't be changed. However, there are lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Back pain during pregnancy is a common complaint - and it's no wonder.  You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who's at risk for it is still a murky task.

Rochester, Minnesota - If you are caring for someone living with Alzheimer's disease, you know that as the disease progresses your loved one's ability to manage daily tasks will decline. Consider practical tips to help him or her maintain a sense of independence and dignity as he or she becomes dependent on you and other family members or caregivers.

Carson City, Nevada - The recently released 2015 Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) shows a reduction in tobacco use and several forms of illicit drug use among Nevada high school youth between 2013 and 2015.

Scottsdale, Arizona - If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, it's important to understand long-term care options and carefully evaluate their services and quality of care. Here's help getting started.

Baltimore, Maryland - A Johns Hopkins computer scientist played a key role in a new study that analyzed online news and search engine records to gauge the public’s response to actor Charlie Sheen’s November 17, 2015, disclosure on NBC’s TODAY Show that he was HIV-positive.