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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers

    As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers
    The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims. But in a corner of West Africa,...
  • What Is ALS?

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the...
  • Orlando audition notice: 'Seasons'

    AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT: SEASONS The Musical A Contemporary Operetta Written by: Elaine Pechacek & Katie Hammond TAMPA BAY THEATRE FESTIVAL - AUGUST 31ST & 3 ORLANDO SHAKESPEARE CENTER PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 12th, 27th, & 28th Squeaky Wheel...
  • Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease

    Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease
    In yet another endorsement for getting on your feet and walking, researchers said Wednesday that people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease may improve their motor function, mood, fatigue levels and more by taking regular aerobic walks....
  • Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn't seem to help as much as it used to. We've heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits?...
  • What Doctors Know: Chill out! Safeguard your health by learning to control stress

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance whatdoctorsknow.com Just like germs, a certain amount of stress is actually good for you, and virtually a necessity to maintain balanced mental, physical and emotional health. However, being able to differentiate...
  • Pet Vet: Ear canal issues prevalent problem for pups

    Alice is a 4-year-old golden retriever who lives with Karen, her caretaker. Alice has had a very good life, spending most of her time with Karen both inside and outside the house. She is walked every day for at least two miles and is very active....
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • Sherry Lansing on Female Film Execs, Hollywood Movies, Cancer Research, Education

    Sherry Lansing, the former prexy of 20th Century Fox, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week with her husband, William Friedkin, who received the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic...
  • There's no debate -- kids should be vaccinated

    There's no debate --  kids should be vaccinated
    The number of people who have found God in the last 10 years has risen dramatically. That is, if we're talking about people who cite religion for exempting their school-age kids from state-required vaccinations. But that trend isn't about faith. And...
  • After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome

    The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...