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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Flu hits epidemic threshold

    ATLANTA The flu has officially reached an epidemic threshold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 15 children have died from flu-related deaths across the country, according to the CDC. A 3-year-old child in Georgia...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • Troubled life defines Pennsylvania man killed by police

    PHILADELPHIA Fights with his mother, landlord, bouncers and police, and anger at religious leaders and society in general marred the last few years of Joseph A. Pacini's life. And he may also have been battling Huntington's disease, a disabling...
  • CDC update: At least 32 in US sickened by listeria-tainted apples

    At least 32 people in the United States have been sickened by listeria-tainted caramel apples including six who have died even as companies nationwide continue to recall the treats sold this fall, health officials said Wednesday. Officials with the...
  • Possible measles exposure at Philly's touch museum

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State health officials are warning of a possible measles exposure this week at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum and a suburban pharmacy. Officials say a person showing symptoms of the virus visited the hands-on learning museum...
  • Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut

    Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut
    Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials. The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
  • Dental problems could be a sign of an eating disorder

    Dental problems could be a sign of an eating disorder
    People with eating disorders often mask their disease, making it hard for a primary physician to detect. But the dentist can see telltale signs, such as redness and ulcers, that patients can't hide. Dr. Gigi Meinecke, a practicing dentist and president of...
  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley

    Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley
    The flu — and a particularly nasty strain not necessarily covered by the vaccine — is gaining momentum in the Lehigh Valley. Health Network Laboratories in Allentown, which processes flu tests for much of the region, has reported a...