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  • Jeff Seidel: Odds in Kirk Gibson's favor vs. Parkinson's

    Odds are former Detroit Tigers great Kirk Gibson will be able to live a long, productive life with Parkinson's disease. Odds are medication will be able to control his symptoms and he will be able to function. Odds are his fierce will and...
  • Gorton cancels Dog Day due to canine flu

    Gorton cancels Dog Day due to canine flu
    One of Lake Forest's spring traditions, the Dog Day Parade, has fallen victim to the dog flu. In an effort to prevent any of the city's pets from getting the disease that has spread around the region, the annual parade set to take place May 9 was...
  • Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

    With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical...
  • Health Calendar: 'Jam 4 Mental Health' fundraiser May 9 in Highwood

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS DIABETES CLASS: New diabetes class begins at 1 p.m. May 5 at the United Methodist Church, 848 Main St., Antioch. The diabetes group is a free service provided by the RN...
  • Family finances: Getting coverage when you need a specialist

    When you're dealing with a medical condition or disease, you want the best treatment you can get without a lot of hassle from your insurer. But if your primary doctor recommends a specialist, your insurer may deny coverage because the doctor isn't in your...
  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases...
  • Rabies awareness information

    The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) recently convened a rabies information exchange and panel discussion of state, regional, and local rabies response partners at Quinebaug Valley Community College, which allowed partners to discuss...
  • State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly

    State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly
    New federal food safety rules designed to protect consumers from vomit-inducing illnesses could have the unintended consequence of driving some Connecticut farmers out of business, agricultural experts say. Connecticut's dwindling number of commercial...
  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
  • State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients

     State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients
    Weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield struck a deal to cut $300 million in spending across much of state government, the effects of that deal are starting to take hold. As many as 3,000 college students will lose out on grants for...
  • HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives'

    Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence. Because of advancements in medicine, today, "It's an outpatient disease," Dr. Imad Koj, a Terre Haute internist who works with patients...