| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Do you remember having to get your head checked for lice? Well, the days of having a school nurse check your head for lice are gone, but the prevalence of head lice has not.
“Lice is as common as the common cold and is fairly prevalent in our...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Maybe it was the influx of football-loving tourists in Indianapolis? Or maybe Indy itself was running itself ragged preparing for the Super Bowl between the NY Giants and the New England Patriots?
Whatever it was, this much is certain, according to...
| Feb 20, 2012
Now that we're deep into the cold and flu season, it's safe to assume that germs are hiding pretty much everywhere — the keypad at the grocery store checkout, the handrail on the bus, the air around that miserable-looking co-worker.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you’re suffering from congestion, have a gravely voice and headaches, there’s a good chance you can blame allergies.
“There are a lot of problems right now,” said Dr. Timothy Linehan, an allergist with Northern Michigan Allergy...
| Aug 3, 2012
Que the, "that's what he said jokes." A sip of semen a day can keep the morning sickness away. Say what?! All together now, baby daddies around the world rejoice! Turns out the old wives tale is a reality.
According to Gordon Gallup, a Psychologist,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Sneezing, itching nose, watery eyes — it's the common cold, right?
Maybe not. While seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis are typically associated with a younger crowd it is not unheard of for allergists to see older adults dealing with allergy...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland.
More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:21 PM
It had the appearance, novelty and friendliness of a mobile home.
A step inside revealed a computer and screen with enticing children’s characters.
But this was no cross-country jaunt in a motor home. A glance to the left or the right revealed...
| Aug 20, 2012
Are mosquitoes biting? Have you stepped on an anthill, been stung by a bee or been bitten by a wasp? Is an itchy spot driving you crazy?
Spray it with vinegar. Feel the relief.
Even though I rarely use vinegar for cooking, a gallon-size container...
| Apr 18, 2012
Andrew and Phyllis Rabinowitz are on a campaign for change. The couple founded the organization R Baby after the tragic loss of their baby girl Rebecca.
Baby Rebecca was born on July 13, 2006—4 weeks early. After spending 5 days in the NICU,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:11 PM
It had been years since I'd had a head cold. I've had a couple of sinus infections that laid me out, but somehow I'd managed to avoid the common cold.
I hate colds. I've had broken bones and I've had colds, and I can stand before you and say, without...