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  • NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs

     NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!' set for do-re-mi with no do-overs
    NEW YORK — Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Cold weather does not cause colds!

    It's been bitterly cold across the country lately, including in my home state of Texas. We've survived "icemageddon," which is finally starting to subside and kids around here are back in school. One theme I keep hearing from parents is that cold weather...
  • Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
  • Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children

    Fall can trigger allergy symptoms in children
    The beginning of the school year is a time when allergy symptoms in children may flare up. Dr. Manav Singla, a specialist at the Asthma Allergy & Sinus Center in Baltimore, said the change in fall temperature, allergens and environment during this time...
  • Site uses social media to track illness; app in works

    Site uses social media to track illness; app in works
    You might not consider Tweets such as "Missing the Redskins game because of the flu, ugh :( #worstday" as groundbreaking advancements in science, but Graham Dodge, founder and CEO of the disease-tracking site sickweather.com, thinks they are....
  • Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

    Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients
    New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday. The formerly HIV-...
  • Fall vaccination roundup

    A flu shot may not be enough; you may be ready for other vaccinations. With autumn approaching, it's time to review your vaccinations and see if you need any updates. Here are the shots to consider: - Influenza: Soon it will be time to get your annual...
  • Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap

    Lather up now, germophobes: FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap
    The makers of antibacterial soaps and bodywashes will have to demonstrate that their products are safe, effective, and prevent the spread of illness better than good old-fashioned soap and water, or they'll have to conform to new rules, the Food & Drug...
  • Flu is here!

    Somehow, I knew that the flu would finally arrive this winter. I kept telling patients that during my 27 years of practice, I couldn't remember having a year go by without some sort of flu season. I thought this just might be the year, but as with many...
  • Ask the doctor: Should you keep that yearly check-up?

    Q. I'm 73 and in great health. Is it okay to skip my annual physical? A. It all depends on what you mean by "great health" and "annual physical." I would define "great health" as having no known chronic illnesses. However, most people your age have at...
  • Why the flu shot is important for pregnant women

    Q: I can't decide whether I should get a flu shot. I'm two months pregnant. What are your thoughts? A: It's a good idea for everyone 6 months of age and older to get a vaccination against influenza. This is especially true for pregnant women and those...