Health weekend roundup includes good-for-you foods, lives saved and a wild drug debate


Fox News Digital publishes an array of health pieces all week long to keep you in the know on key wellness topics: disease prevention, nutrition, medical research, health care and more. Personal stories of people and families overcoming great obstacles are featured as well.

As your Sunday continues, check out some of the top stories of the week in Health that you may have missed or have been meaning to check out. 

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Yummy (and popular) foods can be healthy, too

Here’s how to enjoy the popular St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage in the healthiest way possible, with a few easy and good-for-you tweaks. Nutritionists reveal the delicious details. Click here to get the story.  

corned beef and cabbage

This St. Patrick’s Day dinner consists of lean corned beef with cabbage, carrots, and baby Yukon Gold potatoes — garnished with a shamrock made of baby spinach leaves. (iStock)

How one woman scored big for life

Actress Olivia Munn credits a breast cancer risk-assessment score for saving her life. The actress, 43, shared this week on social media that the score helped detect her breast cancer just months after she had a negative mammogram and tested negative on several genetic tests. Click here to get the story. 

Olivia Munn shares hospital photos

Olivia Munn, at age 43, has credited a breast cancer risk-assessment score for saving her life.  (Instagram: Olivia Munn)

Is this risky business? 

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) continues to warn of risks connected to the use of kratom — yet some advocates claim there is “misinformation” surrounding the herbal drug. Here’s a deep dive into the heated issue. Click here to get the story. 

Kratom herbal drug

Green kratom powder, capsule and beverage are shown. Medical examiners and coroners have found that kratom caused 1.5% to 1.7% of overdose deaths between Jan. 2020 and Dec. 2022.  (iStock)

‘Revolutionary’ procedure still saving lives (and careers)

The procedure known as Tommy John surgery continues to save baseball careers 50 years after its debut. First performed in 1974, the groundbreaking operation repairs a ligament essential to pitchers for throwing. Here’s what to know. Click here to get the story. 

Tommy John pitching

New York Yankees pitcher Tommy John is shown delivering a pitch vs. the Kansas City Royals during a game at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 1988, in New York City.  (Steve Crandall/Getty Images)

Twins had same surgery on same day 

A pair of identical twins in New Jersey underwent matching heart surgeries after they were both diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Fox News Digital spoke with them, along with their heart surgeon, about their dramatic medical drama. Click here to get the story. 

julio and pablo delcid

Julio Delcid, left, and Pablo Delcid, right, underwent heart surgery on the same day, Jan. 5, 2024, by the same surgeon.  (Pablo and Julio Delcid)

Scanned in the nick of time

Mary Ann Waldron, a healthy Arizona woman, decided to undergo an elective MRI full-body scan at a SimonMed Imaging facility in August 2023, never expecting to find anything serious. She was shocked when the scan detected a large aneurysm in her pancreas area — ultimately saving her life. Click here to get the story.

Mary Ann Waldron

Mary Ann Waldron is feeling healthy today and is back to her regular routines. “This was a truly life-saving surgery,” she said of her experience. (Mary Ann Waldron/iStock)

Surprising reason for bad hangovers

Drinking too much is often a recipe for a morning-after disaster. But for long COVID patients, hangover symptoms might be much worse, according to research. 


A small study by Stanford University, published in the journal Cureus, examined alcohol sensitivity in four people with post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC), or long COVID. Click here to get the story. 

Upset young woman

Drinking too much is often a recipe for a morning-after disaster. But for patients who are suffering from long COVID, hangover symptoms might be much worse, according to new research.  (iStock)

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