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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Fighting Lyme disease

     
    You've heard of Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by a bite by an infected tick. There's a good chance you know someone who has had it. From 2002-2012, more than 46,000 Pennsylvanians were diagnosed with the disease. While we don't have rates...
  • West Nile virus reported in Northbrook

    West Nile virus reported in Northbrook
    The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has detected the first West Nile virus infected mosquito pools in Northbrook this year. Officials recently announced that two pools inspected by the district's scientists on June 18 tested positive for West...
  • Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile

    Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile
    A crow in Campton Township has tested positive for West Nile virus, Kane County health officials said Thursday. The bird was found in the township on May 30, according to Dan Eder, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. This is the county's...
  • Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

    A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The study, published online Wednesday in the journal...
  • Binge drinking, other alcohol excesses kill 88,000 a year, study finds

    The death toll from binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the United States is just shy of 88,000 per year, according to a new nationwide analysis. Those casualties erased more than 2.5 million years of life that would have been...
  • Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness

    Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness
    Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point. Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
  • READER SUBMITTED: ECHN Rehab Services Offers Ground-Breaking Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

    Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) Rehabilitation Services is pleased to announce that its hospital-based speech and language pathologists Marcie Charest, SLP-CCC, based at Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH), and Karen Aicher, SLP-CCC, based at...
  • NFL agrees to eliminate cap on player payments in concussion lawsuit

    June 25 (Reuters) — The National Football League has agreed to remove a $675 million ceiling it had placed on payments to former players who were part of a groundbreaking lawsuit over concussions suffered on the field, it said on Wednesday. The...
  • Paul McCartney over his illness, returns to U.S. tour

    Paul McCartney is back, and he is ready to rock. The former Beatle posted a video on YouTube Tuesday saying he was over his illness and ready to return to his tour. McCartney, who turned 72 last week, postponed the start of his U.S. "Out There" tour...
  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Charlotte's Web 101: Medical marijuana and you

    Charlotte's Web 101: Medical marijuana and you
    Medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Florida — but can be used only in specific cases. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, known as the Charlotte's Web law, creates a registry of users and gives guidelines for when doctors may...