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  • Consumer Reports: Five ways to fight the flu this year

    The symptoms come on fast and strong: muscle aches and pain, fever, headaches and exhaustion. The flu can knock you out for weeks, warns Consumer Reports — and that's if you're a healthy young adult. For the young, the old and those with weak...
  • Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses

    Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses
    Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary provider, as guidelines...
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • Immune response may explain worse flu symptoms among pregnant women

    Immune response may explain worse flu symptoms among pregnant women
    Women who get the flu while pregnant have a much higher risk of hospitalization and death and are four times more likely to deliver a premature baby. During the 1918 epidemic, in fact, the death rate among pregnant women was at least 28 times that of...
  • Fall vaccination roundup: Consider protection against flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary...
  • What patients should know about antibiotics

    What patients should know about antibiotics
    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says

    Last year's flu season wound up on the mild side, CDC says
    Another influenza season is in the books, and overall it caused less sickness and death than flu seasons in the recent past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between Sept. 29, 2013, and May 17, 2014, a total...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

    Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3
    Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3 AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels,...
  • Kings' Mike Richards wishes only best for Team Canada

    Kings' Mike Richards wishes only best for Team Canada
    Kings center Mike Richards trends toward thinking and acting like a captain. His voice is a quiet but effective one with his Kings teammates and he sent former Philadelphia Flyers teammate Claude Giroux a supportive text in November, according to NHL....
  • Will Sheldon Souray's loss hurt the Ducks in the end?

    Will Sheldon Souray's loss hurt the Ducks in the end?
    CHICAGO -- Without veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray, the Ducks have still surged to the NHL’s best record, winning a record-tying 18 of 19 games with goalie Jonas Hiller winning 14 straight. Yet, news Thursday that Souray, 37, was to undergo...