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  • Commentary: Uptick in flu shots is fortunate byproduct of Ebola scare

    Thank you, Ebola. I never thought I'd feel gratitude toward a fatal, contagious disease, but the public panic about Ebola in the fall had the unexpected side effect of increasing demand for the flu vaccine. The flu shot doesn't protect against Ebola;...
  • Squeeze play: How hugs may figure into health

    You'll get no argument from most people especially on a cold winter's night that hugs make you feel warm inside. But can that good feeling protect your health? Over the past decade or so, researchers have sought to explain the positive effects...
  • Never Mind Ebola — It's Flu That's Dangerous

    People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola. Four. Only one of the four succumbed to the devastating disease. The others were cured. Folks were calling for travel bans. They were demanding...
  • Flu is now widespread in 46 states; CDC urges more use of antivirals for high-risk patients

    In the midst of a worrisome flu season, health officials are pushing doctors to prescribe antiviral medicines more often. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent a new alert to doctors, advising prompt use of Tamiflu and other...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern

    Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern
    As the Disneyland measles outbreak grows, officials say it's part of a larger battle against the disease. Measles has become a growing concern among California health officials. Before the December cases, 2014 was already the worst year for measles...
  • Two more Disneyland-related measles cases in Orange County

    Two more Disneyland-related measles cases in Orange County
    Orange County authorities Friday reported two more cases of measles and repeated warnings that the outbreak that began at Disneyland is expected to continue to spread. The disease, rare in the United States but highly contagious and potentially serious,...
  • Officials are cagey about predicting end to Ebola in 2015 but progress seen, challenges remain

    Sierra Leone rang in the new year without the usual midnight festivities on its beaches in the steamy capital. Instead, the president urged the nation to stay at home, fast and pray that the plague of Ebola will finally end in West Africa. "Our...
  • Does chilly weather really cause a cold?

    Does chilly weather really cause a cold?
    Maybe Mom was right all along. Although generations of parents have warned their children that venturing into the cold without a hat will make them sick, scientists have long understood that viruses cause the common cold, and that they can strike in...
  • CDC: Flu season is hitting hard in the majority of states, could peak later this month

    The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to say. The latest figures released Monday by the Centers...
  • Flu is 'widespread' in 43 states as deaths and illnesses mount, CDC says

    Flu is 'widespread' in 43 states as deaths and illnesses mount, CDC says
    Influenza viruses have infiltrated most parts of the United States, with 43 states experiencing “widespread” flu activity and six others reporting “regional” flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Jerome Stone, helped start Alzheimer's Association, dies

     Jerome Stone, helped start Alzheimer's Association, dies
    Jerome Stone helped build his family packaging business, Stone Container Corp., and is also credited with a leading role in the creation of the Alzheimer's Association. Mr. Stone, 101, died of natural causes Thursday, Jan. 1, in the Gold Coast...