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  • Peninsula has multiple events offering free medical care and screenings

    The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a free medical service that provides general medical care to uninsured adults and children in Hampton Roads communities. Its services include routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses including: gastritis and...
  • In the fight against measles, science and detective work join forces

    In the fight against measles, science and detective work join forces
    The battle to halt the spread of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland has required both infectious disease expertise and a good amount of old-fashioned detective work. Health officials in California and seven other states have painstakingly...
  • Pa. Health Department warns of measles case

    Pa. Health Department warns of measles case
    HARRISBURG —A person who has measles may have exposed other people to the illness in the Shippensburg and Chambersburg area. "Measles is a potentially very serious and highly contagious virus," said acting Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine....
  • Look to animals to cure Ebola

    Look to animals to cure Ebola
    GlaxoSmithKline and Merck will test new Ebola vaccines in West Africa this month. They're racing to cure this disease that causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals. To date, Ebola has claimed more than 8,600 lives and infected more than...
  • Florida could get measles cases, pediatrician says

    Florida could get measles cases, pediatrician says
    The number of measles cases continues to increase across the nation, raising concern among local and federal officials.  "Given the size of our state and given that we bring people in from all over the world, we all sit on pins and needles worried...
  • Special Education PTO meeting hosts expert on mental illness

    If any good can be taken from the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it did raise awareness about the apparent holes in mental health services in the state. It also led to a number of hearings on the subject, with money allocated in...
  • Measles outbreak stirs concern among US health officials

    WASHINGTON The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans young and old to get vaccinated against measles because of a sharp uptick in cases in the new year. Eighty-four people in 14 states have contracted the contagious respiratory...
  • Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative

    Baltimore child thought to have measles tests negative
    A Baltimore 12-month-old with a suspected case of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, does not have the virus, city health officials said Thursday. The child was taken to two area hospital emergency departments on Jan. 21 with symptoms...
  • With Ebola on the ropes, health officials hoping to knock out disease

    Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries — Guinea,...
  • The Disneyland measles crisis: how to make negligent parents pay

    The Disneyland measles crisis: how to make negligent parents pay
    The continuing and spreading outbreak of measles traced originally to visitors to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure park revives the questions of who should be held responsible, and how they should be made to pay for the injury and illness...
  • Amid measles scare, some parents rethinking shunning vaccines

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Dr. Bob Sears' office in Capistrano Beach is known as a judgment-free zone for parents who are considering not vaccinating their children. But after the measles outbreak that started at Disney Resort, infecting 12 Orange County...