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Disease Prevention (INACTIVE)

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Top Disease Prevention (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • CVS goes smoke free [Editorial]

    CVS goes smoke free  [Editorial]
    During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes — to the point that a pack of cigarettes...
  • California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year

    California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year
    Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed. The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
  • UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students

    UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students
    Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University. University officials said Friday...
  • Costco mystique casts tantalizing spell

    Costco mystique casts tantalizing spell
    "I can't believe this," said Neil Greenbaum, waving the newspaper at his wife. "They're starting another big push for this stupid Hamilton Crossings scheme in Lower Macungie Township." "Coooostco," said his wife. "Who in his right mind would offer tax...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Flu shots The Department of Health is...
  • California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough

    California flu deaths hit 202; infant dies from whooping cough
    Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County. Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
  • Free drive-through flu shots in Bethlehem

     
    The Bethlehem Health Bureau will hold a free drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Sunday Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St. Anyone older than 6 months who hasn't gotten a flu shot this season may be eligible for...
  • 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-...
  • White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says

    White mothers drive continued increase in U.S. home births, CDC says
    American women – especially white women – are increasingly choosing to have their babies at home instead of in a hospital, new government data show. One out of every 49 babies born to non-Latino white mothers in 2012 came into the world...