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  • The Kids' Doctor: Text messaging powerful new way to remind parents of flu shot season

    http://www.kidsdr.com Even with temperatures still steamy in many parts of the country, it's time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. You heard it here first! Our clinic and many others across the country are opening up their first...
  • 45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better

    45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better
    More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of...
  • New vaccine options available to help protect against influenza

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that there will be new options for getting the flu vaccine this year, including one for people who have egg allergies. How are these new vaccines different, and how do I know which one to pick? How do researchers know they will...
  • 200 turn out for blood drive to support New Lenox girl

    200 turn out for blood drive to support New Lenox girl
    More than 200 people showed up to donate blood at Lincoln-Way Central High School Saturday and support 7-year-old Bella Rodrigues, who is hospitalized with a heart virus. "We were expecting around 100 people, but our count has reached an accelerated...
  • Taiwanese woman is the first human to be sickened by H6N1 bird flu

    A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1. The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
  • Adjustments should be made to get elevated blood glucose back on track

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Eight months ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm having trouble keeping my blood sugar down. What could be causing this? I don't have any symptoms from the high levels of blood glucose. ANSWER: Anyone with diabetes is going to...
  • Nike rolls out retro reissues of first eight Kobe Bryant shoes

    Nike rolls out retro reissues of first eight Kobe Bryant shoes
    In the run-up to next year's release of the newest Kobe Bryant signature basketball shoe, Nike is rolling out a limited reissue of the first eight models of Bryant's sneakers -- in chronological order at a rate of one pair per week. The first pair in...
  • Flu season, one that could hit the young, rearing its sniffly head

     Flu season, one that could hit the young, rearing its sniffly head
    Reports of flulike illness in Chicago are slowly rising this month, public health officials said Monday, at a time of season that the virus typically begins to take hold. All that, plus signs that more young people than usual could fall ill this season,...
  • Don't travel when your kids are sick

    http://www.kidsdr.com During the holiday season, I haven't been the most popular doctor on town. Just call me Scrooge. The holidays fall right at the beginning of the winter "sick season." A pediatrician's office is always busy anyway, and the pace...
  • Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom

    Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom
    The new face of the U.S. men's Alpine team has never skied "wasted," a la Bode Miller, but he has skied feeling sicker than a dog. The face, in fact, could have used a box of tissues as he sniffled through an interview last November at training camp...
  • Leave the baby aspirin for adults!

    During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her. The...