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  • Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'

    Read of the week: 'The Last Town on Earth'
    This winter the library held a Cozy Blanket Bingo contest, which was a great hit with patrons and staff. It challenged participants to read something they might not normally read. My goal was to finish every square on the Bingo card, which I did, and it...
  • Peak of deadly flu season on way out

    Peak of deadly flu season on way out
    There may seem to be no end to the bitter cold, but the flu season, at least, is waning. Though health officials still describe the flu as "widespread" in Pennsylvania, the number of confirmed flu cases statewide has dropped — to under 2,000 in the...
  • Panthers playoff hopes ride on AHL call-up goalie; Luongo will miss at least two games

    Panthers playoff hopes ride on AHL call-up goalie; Luongo will miss at least two games
    If the Panthers hope to close ground on the Bruins for the final wild-card playoff berth in their next two games they'll have to do so with two goalies who haven't played a second in the NHL this season. After morning skate Thursday at the BB&T Center,...
  • Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'

    Animal hospital on canine flu: 'Never seen this kind of outbreak'
    VCA Aurora Animal Hospital has a sign at its main entrance alerting dog owners of a canine influenza outbreak that has veterinarians taking precautions to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease. "We have a Step-Down Ward to keep dogs...
  • Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area

    Officials warn about canine flu outbreak after 5 dogs die in Chicago area
    Five dogs in the Chicago region have died from complications of canine flu between January and March, authorities said Friday. And a survey of local veterinarians has revealed that more than 1,000 cases of canine infectious respiratory disease have been...
  • Canine flu prompts cancellation of Elmhurst Doggie Eggstravaganza

    The Elmhurst Park District has canceled its Doggie Eggstravaganza on Saturday because of concerns about canine influenza, or dog flu. The event, which last year drew about 450 dogs, was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Wilder Park. Ginger Wade, director of...
  • Bird flu spreads among Minnesota turkey farms

    Bird flu spreads among Minnesota turkey farms
    An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease...
  • Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu

    Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse player died from complications of pneumonia, flu
    Jeremy Huber, a defenseman for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team who was found dead in his dorm on Jan. 26, died of pneumonia complicating influenza A, according to the chief medical examiner’s office. Jeremy Huber, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound...
  • H7N9 bird flu has the makings of a pandemic virus, scientists warn

    H7N9 bird flu has the makings of a pandemic virus, scientists warn
    Scientists in China have identified an influenza virus that they say has the potential to spread around the world, sickening and killing people whose immune systems have never faced a threat like it. The H7N9 flu emerged in humans in eastern China in...
  • Don't give up on the flu vaccine!

    Q: I just read that the flu vaccine this year was not effective. What happened? I had my flu shot this year, but I'm reluctant to get one again next year. A: You're correct. This year's flu vaccine has been a disappointment. The most recent estimates...
  • Flu delivering a final seasonal punch

    Spring may have hinted at its impending arrival in recent days, but the flu season isn't finished with us. And it's wearing a slightly different face. After tapering off at the start of the new year, the incidence of flu is on the rise again and now...