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  • As people with HIV live longer, aging presents challenges

    As people with HIV live longer, aging presents challenges
    It's been 30 years since Greg Sanchez was diagnosed with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, and he keeps his more than two dozen bottles of pills and other medications on his wooden nightstand so he can get to them easily. But he...
  • Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield

    Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip, health officials said Monday. Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44, died in...
  • Transcript: Governor Larry Hogan's full remarks on his cancer

    Transcript: Governor Larry Hogan's full remarks on his cancer
    The following are comments from Gov. Larry Hogan's press conference Monday, in which he announced he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I called this press conference today to talk about a new challenge that I will be faced with. It's a...
  • California needs a right-to-die law

    California needs a right-to-die law
    Much-needed and long-overdue legislation that would allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives peacefully and painlessly got off to a promising start earlier this year, passing two Senate committees and winning approval on the Senate floor....
  • Meninigitis survivor urges wider use of lifesaving vaccine

    SEATTLE Carl Buher was a 14-year-old in Mount Vernon, Wash., in 2003, when the high school freshman was hit with a sudden illness: high fever, pounding headache, disorientation and purple splotches over his face and arms. Within a day, he'd been...
  • Person bitten by suspected rabid beaver in Northern Harford, others may be exposed, health officials warn

    Person bitten by suspected rabid beaver in Northern Harford, others may be exposed, health officials warn
    Harford County health officials say a suspected rabid beaver bit a county resident on Friday afternoon in the Deer Creek Conservation Area off Sandy Hook Road in the Street area of Northern Harford. Although the victim is receiving the appropriate post-...
  • Colorado teen death blamed on hidden form of plague

    When a Colorado teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and the rare cause was only revealed later. Taylor Gaes had been infected with the plague, likely by fleas that put the...
  • How high-tech treatments add hope, and cost, to keeping a sick pet alive

    If your golden retriever was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, you were likely given two options: chemotherapy or compassionate euthanasia. Today, you may have access to a variety of advanced treatments, such as stents that deliver high doses of...
  • South Korean schools reopen despite widespread MERS fear

    The death toll in South Korea's MERS outbreak increased Tuesday even as schools reopened and people recovered from the virus. Nineteen people have died in the largest outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, with three more dying since late...
  • Health Calendar: Fair to promote HIV awareness set for June 27

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS DEMENTIA 102: BrightStar Care will present "How Things Change" at 1 p.m. June 24 at Park Place Senior Center, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. This interactive program will help...
  • Elise's corner: Parents seek hope for daughter, 3, a victim of Alexander disease

    AKRON, Ohio With her bright blue eyes and infectious smile, Elise Bonsky seems like a typical, playful 3-year-old little girl. But her parents saw subtle, troubling signs from the time she was a baby. When Elise woke up from naps, she'd often stare with...