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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday. The chikungunya case is...
  • Three more cases of rare human plague found in Colorado

    DENVER (Reuters) - Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. In all, four people...
  • Preventives would slash the incidence of heartworm in dogs and cats

    Pets can run, but they can't hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Without heartworm protection, even indoor cats hiding under the bed or dogs in states where heartworm isn't especially common, like California or Nebraska, aren't...
  • What's the deal with vaccine for FIP (feline infectious peritonitis)?

    Feline heart disease (HCM) and a fatal illness called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) are two of the most devastating diseases in cats. Either diagnosis can spiral a cat owner into a serious funk, as the outcome may not be good. Both were featured...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Sierra Leone religious leaders criticise government handling of Ebola

    Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100...
  • Researchers learning more about FIP, heart disease in cats

    Researchers learning more about FIP, heart disease in cats
    Feline heart disease (HCM) and a fatal illness called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) are two of the most devastating diseases in cats. Either diagnosis can spiral a cat owner into a serious funk, as the outcome may not be good. Both were featured...
  • 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related

    1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults alcohol related
    Excessive drinking accounts for 10 percent of deaths among working-age adults, making it the leading cause of preventable death of Americans, according to new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The alcohol use killed...
  • Back to school means ... shots! Where to get yours

    Back to school means ... shots!  Where to get yours
    On the to-do list for families with kids heading back to school this fall is be sure vaccines are up to date. Families who have a regular doctor or a medical home, and private insurance should get their children’s vaccines at those offices, said...
  • Never mind SARS or MERS, worry about measles

    As Americans head off on summer vacations this year, federal health authorities are keeping a wary eye out for an unwanted traveler: one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world. The microscopic droplets that spread this virus can...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....