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  • Ebola virus in humans may be here to stay; fatality rate is 71%

    In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans. "The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
  • Trail Along Merritt Could Be Bad For Breathing

    The Sept. 21 editorial promoting a trail along the Merritt Parkway cries out for a response ["Don't Fear A Merritt Trail"]. As a co-founder of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and as a past member of the Governor's Commission on Greenways, it seemed...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include oral cancer walk, Get Bookin' 5K

    Lehigh Valley health events include oral cancer walk, Get Bookin' 5K
    WALK FOR AWARENESS 1 The Walk for Awareness-Oral Cancer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Township Municipal Park, 2900 Farmersville Road. Cost: $25, pre-registration; $30, day of event; $10, ages 6-10; free, ages 5 and under and oral...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Southington Senior Health Fair

    A health fair for older adults will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. This informative event will include demonstrations, educational materials, free health screenings (balance, bone density,...
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day by becoming volunteer

    The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites...
  • A troubled veteran at the White House's door

    A troubled veteran at the White House's door
    Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry. David...
  • Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home

    Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home
    In a shaded tent winding up Irolo Street in Koreatown, vendors from all over South Korea sold their regional specialties, including dried seaweed, sliced plum pickles, dried mussels, pickled octopus and marsh snail oil. Throngs of mostly elderly...
  • City hands out information for Falls Prevention Week

    City hands out information for Falls Prevention Week
    Falls Prevention Week runs from Sept. 21-27, and the Baltimore City Health Department is supplying residents age 60 and over, caregivers and disabled residents with a free night light and fall prevention information. Officials in Maryland and beyond...
  • Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment

    Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment
    People might not expect to find life-changing medical treatment 2,400 miles from home via Facebook, but Amy Caterina did. The San Diego woman, who suffers from a chronic, painful swelling of the arms or legs called lymphedema, saw posts on Facebook...
  • Virginia records adoptions, helps searches

    Half of all children given up for adoption will search for their birth parents at some point in their lives. Those adopted as infants are the most common group of people searching, and most often they start looking for the mother first, according to...
  • Planned Parenthood 'office visit' via app gets you birth control

    SEATTLE "Isn't there an app for that?" Turns out there is, if what you're after is birth control or a test for a sexually transmitted infection. In the latest example of fast-growing "telemedicine," video conferencing that virtually extends medical...