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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley

    Flu season ramping up in the Lehigh Valley
    The flu — and a particularly nasty strain not necessarily covered by the vaccine — is gaining momentum in the Lehigh Valley. Health Network Laboratories in Allentown, which processes flu tests for much of the region, has reported a...
  • Most states unprepared to handle infectious disease outbreaks, health group says

    WASHINGTON Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases"...
  • 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...
  • Tests can help determine which flu vaccine is safe for patient with allergies

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
  • China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials

    China has approved a domestically developed experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the People's Liberation Army logistics unit. Scientists around the world are racing to develop Ebola...
  • Chinese villagers seek to banish HIV-infected boy: state media

    Authorities in a Chinese village have launched a "thought education" campaign after more than 200 villagers signed a petition to banish an eight-year-old boy infected with the HIV virus, state media said on Wednesday. People in China living with HIV...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...