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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Regular veterinary visits can catch any problems early

    Your questions are answered this week by experts attending the American Animal Hospital Association Conference March 12-15 in Tampa, Fla. Q: I read your recent column on the decline in veterinary visits. We have five cats, ranging from 3 to 14 years old....
  • Likely botulism case diagnosed at Minot hospital, infant OK

    A likely case of botulism has been diagnosed in an infant at a hospital in Minot, but state health officials said Thursday that they believe it's an isolated case and don't expect other children or adults to come down with the rare and potentially fatal...
  • Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to help contain the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users in one county. Some answers to common questions about needles, drug abuse and the virus that...
  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Remember that fever is your child's friend

    Every year, during the fall and winter "sick season," I see 20-30 patients a day with a fever, and every parent anguishes over why this has happened. Fever is one of the most common symptoms of illness among children. Younger children run fevers quite...
  • Getting a clearer picture of how to slow or stop kidney disease in children

    KANSAS CITY Two-year-old Marley Martinac has a serious chronic kidney disease, but she's going to have a better shot at a healthy life than kids born just a decade earlier. Thanks largely to an ongoing national study with leadership at Children's Mercy...
  • Repairing traumatic brain injury

    There is "no secure means of diagnosis, but there are also no known ways to prevent it and no cure," wrote National Geographic magazine in a recent article dedicated to the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghan wars. The assessment reflects the almost...
  • Lowell woman sentenced for tax fraud scheme

    A Lowell woman who helped run a family-owned temporary employment agency has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for defrauding the IRS of more than $5 million in tax revenue. Margaret Mathes sought leniency because she had recently...
  • Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida

    Tuberculosis persists in Central Florida
    It’s been 133 years since Robert Koch discovered the germ that causes tuberculosis, but despite effective treatments, the disease continues to affect people globally, nationally, and here in Central Florida. There was a slight uptick in the number...
  • Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundreds in capital

    An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way, a senior health official said on Wednesday. At least 4,000 suspected cases of typhoid fever...
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations

    Virginia Beach Animal Care reporting multiple cases of Parvo virus in dogs, urges vaccinations
    The Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, an open-admission municipal shelter impounding approximately 7,000 animals a year, released the following information on Wednesday. The Center "has recently received dogs from the Virginia Beach...