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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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  • Beyond the bracket: Little-known facts about Orlando's NCAA Tournament teams

    Beyond the bracket: Little-known facts about Orlando's NCAA Tournament teams
    Want to know which teams will leave Orlando alive? You've come to the wrong place. After days of research, we have no idea. Maybe because we were researching the wrong things, like ghosts, medical breakthroughs and a cure for Zach Galifianakis. They...
  • Pennsylvania man arrested for allegedly sending ricin-laced card

    HATBORO, Pa. A Hatboro man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly sending a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with ricin to a man now dating his ex-girlfriend, authorities said. Nicholas Todd Helman, 19, was charged with attempted murder and...
  • State program reduces number of falls seniors experience

    A low-cost state program to raise senior citizens' awareness about the dangers of falling reduced such accidents by 17 percent, a newly published study says. "Falling is a geriatric syndrome," said Dr. Steven Albert, chairman of the University of...
  • More reasons why Cavallari won't vaccinate children

    More reasons why Cavallari won't vaccinate children
    Kristin Cavallari continues to defend her decision not to vaccinate her children — and she’s added a few more reasons why. The former reality star, who is pregnant with her second child, said last week that she and husband Jay Cutler opted...
  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • On this date in history: Salk announces polio vaccine

    On this date in history: Salk announces polio vaccine
    On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced on a national radio show that he had successfully tested a vaccine to combat poliomyelitis, the virus that causes polio. The previous year had seen 58,000 new cases of polio reported in the U.S., with more...
  • Shingles vaccine offered at Lower Macungie Library

    The state Department of Health will be offering the Shingles vaccine at a low cost or no cost from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 14, at the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower macungie. The cost for the vaccine is $5 for those above WIC...
  • About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings

    Virginia Cancer Plan urges prevention, screenings
    The five-year Virginia Cancer Plan, 2013-2017, released last week by the Richmond-based nonprofit Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, sets goals and strategies for the early detection and treatment of the disease, along with reducing preventable...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Make sure your teen is vaccinated for meningitis

    I was recently involved in the care of a 17-year-old boy who had meningococcal meningitis. This is a rare bacterial infection, but meningococcal disease continues to cause 75-125 deaths per year in the U.S. Meningococcal meningitis often begins with non-...