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  • Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers

    Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers
    Load up on the bug spray, South Florida. A mosquito-borne virus with a funny name has infected 81 Floridians in the past two months, most of them in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. So far, chikungunya (pronounced chicken-GUN-ye) is...
  • Preventatives could lower heartworm cases

    Preventatives could lower heartworm cases
    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...
  • Open House Showcases Benefits, Services Of Plainville-Southington Health District

    SOUTHINGTON — Clean water, Safe foods. No smallpox. Who should residents thank for these benefits? Consider something most folks never notice: the public health system. That was the underlying message Wednesday when the Plainville-Southington...
  • 40-year-old mom makes New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad

    A 40-year-old mother of two earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations, the team announced Wednesday. Rookie Kriste Lewis from Hattiesburg, Miss., is the oldest candidate to ever tryout, according to the team. ...
  • U.S. lawmakers press CDC chief over 'dangerous pattern' of lapses

    CDC resumes tuberculosis lab transfers halted after anthrax mishap
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday lifted a moratorium on transfers of inactivated materials from its clinical tuberculosis laboratory, after a bioterror lab mishap last month potentially exposed workers to live...
  • Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

    DAKAR/HAVANA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • Hadassah sponsors heart-health seminar

    Heart disease is the number-one cause of death among women worldwide, according to Hadassah's Heart-Health Program. Moreover, one in three women over the age of 20 has some form of cardiovascular disease. The Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah and...
  • Consider genetic testing if cystic fibrosis is a concern

    Q: What are the chances of a person with cystic fibrosis passing the disease to their offspring? A: Cystic fibrosis is inherited as a recessive disease. This means a person could be a carrier of a CF mutation and not be affected. Everyone has two copies...
  • Who's most at risk for colorectal cancer?

    Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the bowels, colon, rectum and intestines. Colorectal cancer is often diagnosed after the patient shows a number of symptoms including blood in the stools, constipation, rapid weight loss and anemia. The success of...
  • Smartphone app may revolutionize mental health treatment

    Tel Aviv — Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support...