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  • Family finances: Getting coverage when you need a specialist

    When you're dealing with a medical condition or disease, you want the best treatment you can get without a lot of hassle from your insurer. But if your primary doctor recommends a specialist, your insurer may deny coverage because the doctor isn't in your...
  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

    Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases...
  • Rabies awareness information

    The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) recently convened a rabies information exchange and panel discussion of state, regional, and local rabies response partners at Quinebaug Valley Community College, which allowed partners to discuss...
  • Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

    A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries project about 6,000 of the league's nearly 20,000 retired players could someday...
  • State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly

    State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly
    New federal food safety rules designed to protect consumers from vomit-inducing illnesses could have the unintended consequence of driving some Connecticut farmers out of business, agricultural experts say. Connecticut's dwindling number of commercial...
  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs,...
  • State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients

     State budget cuts to hit students, sickle cell patients
    Weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield struck a deal to cut $300 million in spending across much of state government, the effects of that deal are starting to take hold. As many as 3,000 college students will lose out on grants for...
  • HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives'

    Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence. Because of advancements in medicine, today, "It's an outpatient disease," Dr. Imad Koj, a Terre Haute internist who works with patients...
  • Lyme disease activists take fight to D.C.

    This Wednesday, Bambi Albert will set off from her home in Plainfield Township, making the four-hour drive to Arlington, Va., in a 2011 Jeep Compass packed with several days of clothing and a tote bag full of pamphlets and placards about Lyme disease....
  • Dengue fever outbreak hits hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo

     Dengue fever outbreak hits hundreds of thousands in Sao Paulo
    Brazil: Health officials in Sao Paulo reported that an outbreak of dengue fever has killed more than 130 people and infected hundreds of thousands more this year, prompting an army deployment to help combat the disease through door-to-door education...
  • Andrew D. Sumner: Physician-assisted suicide wrong, dangerous for society

    Senate Bill 549 to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Pennsylvania has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. As a cardiologist, I read the bill with great concern. I have cared for terminally ill patients and seen the great courage,...