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  • Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula

    Diabetes 2 is a largely preventable disease; learn how at these free classes on Peninsula
    Care for those with Diabetes 2 costs the U.S. health system millions annually; it also accounts for economic losses through lost productivity and disability. Virginia won a 3-year competitive grant through the Affordable Care Act to combat the disease...
  • Ebola Myths Recall Old Fears Of 'Dark Continent'

    The fear over the Ebola outbreak is great for stepping up efforts to fight the disease, but a healthy dose of realism would do most people some good too. First, the outbreak does not have anywhere near the fatality rate of up to 90 percent that has been...
  • On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration

    On Ebola's front line, doctor finds grief and inspiration
    After a month on the front line battling Ebola in a hospital in Sierra Leone, the memories that both haunt and inspire British doctor Tim O'Dempsey are of the children. Many memories of children dying in isolation wards while their parents wailed...
  • Raising awareness of covert killer: pulmonary fibrosis

    PITTSBURGH Despite claiming an estimated 40,000 lives annually roughly the same number as breast cancer or prostate cancer pulmonary fibrosis remains one of the least known covert killers in the country. "Survivors of breast cancer come together in...
  • Tuberculosis battle is global

    Tuberculosis battle is global
    In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently between frequent bouts of coughing and grimacing, products of his painful...
  • Kent Brantly, doctor being treated for Ebola, says he's 'growing stronger'

    Kent Brantly, doctor being treated for Ebola, says he's 'growing stronger'
    Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two Ebola patients being treated in the United States, says he is “growing stronger every day.” In a statement written from his isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, Brantly thanked supporters and said “...
  • Africans, three Ebola experts call for access to trial drug

    The president of Liberia called Wednesday for three days of prayer and fasting as “the ultimate solution” to the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. But many people in Africa and elsewhere called for another potential solution: wider...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory

    Gluten-free label rule to take effect, but its use won't be mandatory
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Tuesday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. "The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease...
  • Diuretics: What you should know

    Diuretics: What you should know
    Dear Pharmacist: I have high blood pressure, and my doctor recommended a diuretic and another medicine to relax my blood vessels. Do you think I should take it? — J.S., Sacramento, Calif. Dear J.S.: I couldn't possibly know what's right for you,...
  • Tackling diabetes one person at a time

    Tackling diabetes one person at a time
    HAMPTON — There are a dozen stories in the room. Participants — black and white, young and old, men and women — each have their own narrative as to how they came to be in a workshop to learn how to control diabetes. They're insulin-...