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  • Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems

    The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts.     After more than five years and a $25 billion...
  • Mumps outbreak has likely reached peak: experts

    The mumps outbreak that has spread through the National Hockey League over the past month and recently claimed the game's best player has likely reached its peak, experts said on Tuesday. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby sat out his team's...
  • Mumps outbreak hitting Crosby confuses experts

    The questions around the National Hockey League mumps outbreak that finally found its way to the Penguins this past weekend start with the obvious: Didn't we eradicate the mumps? The short answer: Well, we almost did. Once a common disease with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital

    American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital
    An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, the NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...