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  • Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer

    Pre-gastric bypass surgery test uncovers woman's cancer
    In the past five months, the pain has receded in Rachel Sandridge's back. Her legs aren't so sore and she has a lot more energy. Her clothes have dropped by 10 sizes, and her life expectancy has likely jumped by years. Sandridge, a 30-year-old who lives...
  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

    The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains three genetically engineered proteins designed to hone in...
  • After 2 Legionella infections, LaPorte hospital cleans water

    The Indiana University Health hospital in LaPorte has cleaned out its water system as a precaution after two patients were found to have Legionella infections. The Times of Munster (http://bit.ly/17DIgST ) reports the hospital's pipes were flushed with...
  • Polio vaccinations

     
    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955....
  • Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

    A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The vaccines target B strain meningococcal disease, which comes on...
  • Langley Transit Center monitors new group from West Africa

    Another group of 99 service members arrived at Langley Air Force Base Monday for mandatory observation after Ebola-related deployments in West Africa. None of the troops in this fourth group to arrive for quasi-quarantine has had any known exposure to...
  • Dizzy spells have many possible causes

    Source: Harvard Women's Health Watch An episode of dizziness is one of the things most likely to drive you to the doctor--and for good reason. The sense that you're literally losing your footing can be terrifying. As medical director of the vestibular...
  • More District 203 schools on alert for viral illness

    More District 203 schools on alert for viral illness
    Naperville School District 203 officials are taking action beyond what they say is necessary to alert families of the potential spread of a mild, yet contagious childhood disease. In late February, a student at Ann Reid Early Childhood in Naperville and...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach

    Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach
    Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000. Measles is a very contagious viral...
  • Firefighters, resident build special bond

    Firefighters, resident build special bond
    Riding in the lieutenant's seat, Blake Donegan beamed as the Pleasantview fire truck began rolling out of the station. At one point, the 20-year-old LaGrange Park resident thought he would be doing this for real on the streets of Los Angeles. But a rare...