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  • Parkinson's caregivers need to take care of selves too

    In my last article, I discussed the signs, symptoms and consequences of Parkinson's disease. Much like many other degenerative neurologic processes, Parkinson's presents many challenges to the person affected and to the caregivers as well. The focus...
  • What urine reveals about obesity

    What urine reveals about obesity
    Let's face it: Obesity's not hard to diagnose. It's easily done with a scale, a tape measure and (if you don't want to do the math yourself), a body-mass index (BMI) calculator. Or you could go old-school, and use your eyes. So, when scientists set...
  • Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

    Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
    ALBANY — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed...
  • Michael J. Fox recalls the moment he was diagnosed with Parkinson's

    Michael J. Fox recalls the moment he was diagnosed with Parkinson's
    Michael J. Fox made his 41st and presumably final appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday. And as with many of the final round of guests on the late night show, he didn't have anything in particular to promote so much as to have a...
  • How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

    How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics
    Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care centers throughout Chicago. Another infected more than 100 poultry farms in states including Kansas, Missouri...
  • Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu

     Dog day care businesses hit by canine flu
    Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area. Others are only accepting dogs with up-to-date flu vaccines....
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

    Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky...
  • Lyme prevention: Top ten things you need to know about ticks

    Lyme prevention: Top ten things you need to know about ticks
    May is Lyme Disease Awareness month and a good time to share information about staying protected from ticks in the coming spring/summer months. Lyme disease has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. The CDC estimates the number of...
  • Teen's battle with disease a daily routine of drugs, therapy

    Kierstin Ritchey may look like a typical teenager, but she has been dealing with a "quiet disease" all her life. Diagnosed at 6 weeks old with cystic fibrosis, Kierstin, now 15, has a daily routine of therapy, medication and treatment, each one with...
  • Weicker's Support Of AIDS Drug Brings Recognition At NIH

    Weicker's Support Of AIDS Drug Brings Recognition At NIH
    In the early 1980s, the AIDS virus was just emerging as a major public health problem. The drug AZT, virtually unknown to the public at the time, was identified by experts as a medicine that promised to help slow the spread of the deadly virus. The...