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  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • Mali ends last quarantines, could be Ebola-free next month

    Mali has released from quarantine the last 13 people being monitored for Ebola, and the country could be declared free of the virus next month if no further cases are recorded, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Mali has recorded six...
  • Booster shots given to Red Wings players to ward off mumps

    Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco's mom is visiting from Slovakia, which made it handy for him to ask her a pressing question: What is mumps? The potentially dangerous viral infection has swept through NHL locker rooms, infecting more than a dozen players....
  • Penguins center Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Penguins center Sidney Crosby has been diagnosed with mumps. It doesn't matter that he appeared to have ample antibodies, got a booster shot about a year ago and has shown few classic symptoms of the disease. "Every indication was that he was well-...
  • William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives

    William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives
    Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place. Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Protecting yourself and loved ones from the flu

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays signals yet another “season” — one that is unwelcome — flu season. Last year more than 35,000 people died from the flu. And this year it is especially important to make sure you and your...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with the mumps, the team announced Sunday. The Penguins said that Crosby will be monitored daily but expect him to be through the infectious period by Monday. Crosby has been ruled out of...
  • Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox

    Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox
    Two big-named talents have been sidelined by what are normally thought of as childhood ailments. Filmmaker and actress Angelina Jolie said on Friday she has chicken pox and will not be able to attend events for World War Two drama "Unbroken," her...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains

    Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains
    These are the calls public health officials don't want this time of year, from procrastinators who haven't gotten the flu vaccine asking if it's still worthwhile. "I tell them, 'Of course it is,'" said Doris Hare, communicable disease program manager...