| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
This flu season was “particularly hard” on relatively young patients across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.
The CDC’s early estimates fulfill the predictions by public health...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived -- measles.
Fifteen Californians have come down with...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:20 AM
When it comes to vacation mishaps, mine, luckily, have been limited to sunburn, mosquito bites and the occasional upset stomach from overindulging in too many ice cream cones or margaritas.
Other travelers, though, aren't so lucky.
Last month, more...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:57 PM
File under "N" for no coincidence: 1) This year's influenza season has hit the 18- to 64-year-old age group harder than in recent years. 2) According to the Centers for Disease Control, that age group tends to have the lowest vaccination rates.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"I should write a book." We've all heard that statement before from friends or family or coworkers. We might have even said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.
In the past, those who wrote a book faced a limited...
| Feb 25, 2014
Re "As flu passes, new threat rises," Feb. 22
The Times reports on a new outbreak of measles in California, with nearly half of those affected having opted against childhood vaccination by using the state's personal beliefs exemption.
Like the flu,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:22 PM
There were distinct flickers of playoff-like hate, here and there Saturday night at Staples Center.
You had Kings forward Jeff Carter and Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin snapping and taking jabs at each other behind the play in the first period...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Complaints about stomach aches in Harford County might turn out to be more than a series of bellyaching.
The Harford County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene are investigating an outbreak of stomach issues, a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:46 AM
Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized with "flu-like symptoms" after doctors discovered during a routine checkup last week that he was dehydrated, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
George was taken to Loyola University...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Pediatric offices are swamped right now! The first months of the new year always mean children have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now.
What I don't...