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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Disneyland measles outbreak declared over

    Disneyland measles outbreak declared over
    California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December. They said Friday that no new infections have surfaced. The outbreak, which sickened 131 people in California, spread beyond the...
  • Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know

    Dog flu outbreak: What you need to know
    CHICAGO — Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the...
  • Vaccine good tool as dog flu epidemic grows

    Q: I live in Chicago, where there's an epidemic of dog flu. My dog is very social, so I was thinking about the vaccine. Now, I've heard that the virus has mutated and the vaccine is no longer effective. Any advice? Q: Our dogs play with other dogs all...
  • When the vaccination wars hit home

    When the vaccination wars hit home
    His wife opposed childhood vaccination, and, at first, he followed her lead. She'd done a lot of research, he reasoned; she was the vaccine expert in the relationship. But as he learned more about the science supporting vaccination, he began...
  • Parkinson's caregivers need to take care of selves too

    In my last article, I discussed the signs, symptoms and consequences of Parkinson's disease. Much like many other degenerative neurologic processes, Parkinson's presents many challenges to the person affected and to the caregivers as well. The focus...
  • Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks

    Harsh Northeast Winter No Hindrance To Hungry Ticks
    ALBANY — Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed...
  • Harsh Northeast winter no hindrance to hungry ticks

    Think you're safe from ticks because the harsh winter froze them or because you haven't been trekking through the woods? Think again. Researchers focused on ticks and the debilitating diseases they spread say the heavy snow that blanketed the Northeast...
  • Michael J. Fox recalls the moment he was diagnosed with Parkinson's

    Michael J. Fox recalls the moment he was diagnosed with Parkinson's
    Michael J. Fox made his 41st and presumably final appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday. And as with many of the final round of guests on the late night show, he didn't have anything in particular to promote so much as to have a...
  • Your money or your life: Many cancer patients face painful choice

    DALLAS Kim Harris approached the communion rail at Zion Lutheran Church with a vial of pills in his hand. The thin, dying man and the Rev. Robert Preece were alone in the sanctuary. They had met many times this way the 62-year-old cancer patient...
  • Health officials: Measles case confirmed in St. Lucie County

    Health officials have confirmed that an unvaccinated 6-year-old in St. Lucie County has measles. The Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/1HwJmhV ) reports the Florida Department of Health is working with the St. Lucie County School District to inform parents...
  • Canine flu outbreak sickens hundreds of dogs in Midwest

    A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine says...