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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Making Sense Of Avascular Necrosis

    Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a condition that affects an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 new people each year, worldwide. It appears in the ends of the "long" bones of the body, bones such as the femur and humerus. As a result, AVN can be diagnosed in the...
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

    The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday. Nina Pham,...
  • Prevnar, Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine, okayed for adults in EU

    Pfizer's blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections has won another approval, for use in European Union residents aged 18 and older. Prevnar 13, called Prevenar 13 in some countries, is the best-selling vaccine ever. It...