Linda Carroll, TODAY

Linda Carroll


Oregon, United States

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Recent articles by Linda:

Deaths due to West Nile virus are on the rise — how to stay safe

West Nile virus fall 2021: As deaths rise in Arizona due to the illness, experts discuss how to safe and what people should know. → Read More

New fever guidelines for infants: What parents should know

A new set of guidelines will help doctors decide which babies will need to be hospitalized and get extensive testing and which will not. → Read More

Less than a third of teens report talking to doctors about sex, study finds

Parents may be able help get the ball rolling by directly telling the pediatrician that they support conversations about sexual health with their teen. → Read More

New report identifies kids most at risk of drowning: What parents should know

In a review of the latest research, the American Academy of Pediatrics finds drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4. → Read More

New study finds coffee drinkers have reduced risk of liver disease

A study out of the U.K. found that coffee drinkers had a 21% reduced risk of chronic liver disease, a 20% reduced risk of chronic or fatty liver disease. → Read More

Experts predict explosive tick season this year: How to stay safe

Experts discuss what to expect for ticks this summer: What to look out for, how to prevent tick bites and what to do if you notice you've been bitten by a tick. → Read More

New study finds puppies can understand human cues from very young age

New research has found that some puppies were able to take directions from humans without any training. → Read More

Florida hospital warns of 'dangerous' spike in pool-related drownings: What to know

Pool drownings have spiked among Florida vacationers. Experts share pool safety advice and tips ahead of holiday weekend. → Read More

Forget long workouts! Short spurts of exercise could lead to a longer life

How much should you walk every day? The more steps you take, whether they are in short spurts or all at once, may lead to a longer life, a new study suggests. → Read More

New guidelines recommend colorectal cancer screenings to begin at age 45

Colorectal cancer screenings to begin at 45 say new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. → Read More

Prescription sleep pills not likely to help women in the long run, study finds

Prescription sleep medications can help women struggling with occasional insomnia but probably won't help with chronic sleep problems, new research finds. → Read More

Following this diet could help prevent Alzheimer's, new study suggests

How can the Mediterranean diet promote brain health? Latest study points to research the diet focused on fresh fish and veggies could preserve cognition. → Read More

New study suggests exercise could protect against severe COVID-19

A new study analyzing COVID-19 outcomes of nearly 50,000 Californians found that patients who were inactive had a greater risk of being hospitalized and dying. → Read More

New diabetes guidelines lower screening age to 35 for some adults

Screening for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes should start at age 35 for people who are considered overweight, instead of the currently recommended age 40, a draft set of guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends. → Read More

What to know about at-home tests for colorectal cancers

The only real downside to the two popular stool tests is that they need to be done more often than a colonoscopy, experts say. → Read More

Why a combo of 2 fruits and 3 veggies each day could lead to a longer life

A study of 100,000 people found that eating five daily servings of fruits and veggies, specifically two fruits and three veggies, is linked to a longer life. → Read More

Is Lyme disease on the rise? Here's what experts want you to know

What affect will the COVID-19 pandemic have on Lyme disease? It's still too soon to know for sure, but experts are reporting troubling statistics. → Read More

How 'exercise snacks' can combat the effects of sitting all day

A new study suggests that 30 to 40 minute of moderate to vigorous activity, throughout the day, mostly counteracts the damage done by lots of time sitting. → Read More

Blood pressure should be taken in both arms, new study suggests

If your doctor finds the blood pressure readings between your two arms is different, then you may be at increased risk for chest pain, heart attack and stroke, a large new study finds. → Read More

Are big sisters the key to success? New research suggests yes

Researchers studying toddlers found that big sisters were far more likely than big brothers to spend time playing with and reading to their younger sibs. → Read More