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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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  • Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged

    Even though this year's flu shot isn't as effective, vaccination still urged
    A new strain of the influenza virus is causing some concern among health officials. The national Centers for Disease Control has reported the flu is widespread in more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania. "The concern is that the flu season this year...
  • Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won

     Efforts to stop Ebola are gaining ground, but the fight isn't won
    The plague erupted deep in the forests of West Africa, sweeping through isolated villages and teeming cities before reaching across oceans to Europe and the United States. Previous Ebola outbreaks have felled hundreds of people. But health officials...
  • Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings

    Vaccines can mute threat to pets from animal droppings
    Q: The people where I live are brain dead. The neighborhood is plagued by geese, ducks and nasty squirrels. There are laws against feeding these animals, but people do it anyway. As result, I walk my beautiful pup in poop. I have to bathe him constantly....
  • What Ebola has taught us

    World Health Organization officials said Tuesday that the deadly Ebola virus could lead to 5,000 to 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by December despite the global fight against it ..." —Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2014. That...
  • Ebola doctor's dilemma: Two patients, and drugs enough for one

    Dr. Lance Plyler prayed. He had a choice to make. Two colleagues at a hospital in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were battling the deadly Ebola virus. The air ambulance had turned back with a mechanical problem, and Plyler feared they...
  • CDC monitoring lab tech for possible Ebola exposure

    CDC monitoring lab tech for possible Ebola exposure
    A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday....