| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:39 AM
Every once in a while, I read something by another columnist, slap my head and say, "Brilliant -- why didn't I think of that?"
I had that reaction today when I saw the latest offering from my Miami Herald counterpart, metro columnist Fred Grimm.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:24 AM
Get a free $10 gift card or save on gas with a flu shot at Winn-Dixie pharmacies.
Get the shot and choose between the free gift card or Fuelperks! members can elect to receive a 50 cents off per gallon of gas reward through Tuesday, Feb. 3....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 11:26 PM
Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said.
The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Pneumonia is sneaky. Although people with pneumonia occasionally have the classic signs--fever, flushed cheeks, rattling lungs, and discolored (green-brown) mucus--pneumonia is more likely to produce symptoms common to scores of other maladies. Because it...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:11 PM
The flu's rampage through the Lehigh Valley has entered its fourth week with little sign of abating any time soon.
"We're probably going to see a fair amount of flu for the next few weeks," warned Dr. Jeffrey Jahre, St. Luke's University Health Network'...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:03 AM
The flu season is off to an earlier and stronger start, sending 2,300 people to the hospital with influenza-like symptoms in Maryland, accounting for about 4.9 percent of all emergency department visits, according to state data collected from some...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:58 PM
The most recent outbreak of measles, set off by an unvaccinated visitor to Disneyland, may be contained before it spreads too far. With luck, there will be no deaths or serious, long-lasting complications. But it has already sickened more than 30 people...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:27 PM
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;...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:37 AM
Health care professionals are always telling us what we should do to take better care of ourselves. But have you ever wondered what they actually do to stay healthy?
ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, reached out...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:41 AM
The festive season is over and it’s not uncommon after all the excitement and the colder weather for colds and flu to raise its ugly head. Each dominant sense is affected differently by illness simply because of its own personal focus and what is...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:55 AM
If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, here's another opportunity: The health department in Orange County is giving free flu shots Friday, Jan. 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Renaissance Senior Center (3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail.)
All you need...