| Mar 6, 2015
| 1:02 PM
A few days after the Panthers ran out of goaltenders, they announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day.
While it was no laughing matter when both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 8:28 AM
In response to a rapid drop in flu activity recorded in the state in the last week of February, a Hampton Roads consortium of hospitals and emergency departments, lifted its masking recommendation on Friday.
Since Dec. 23, when the flu was "widespread,"...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:35 PM
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,...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 12:31 PM
A California lawmaker is urging the state to make vaccines mandatory for all adults who work in preschools and day-care centers, a move following the largest measles outbreak in California in 15 years.
“This is not just a common-sense solution but...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:31 AM
I cringed the first time I saw The New Yorker measles cartoon.
A doctor stands over a small boy covered head to toe in red spots and tells his forlorn parents, "If you connect the measles it spells out 'My parents are idiots.'"
My initial cringe wasn'...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 9:14 AM
Peru: A Canadian tourist died after a spiritual tea ceremony at Canto Luz Centre near Puerto Maldonado. Unlike deaths associated with ingesting tea made from ayahuasca in Peru, Colombia and elsewhere in recent years, the 32-year-old woman apparently drank...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:08 PM
American Heritage played Dillard three times already this season, but they hadn't played them like they did Tuesday night.
The Patriots nearly pulled off a giant-killing upset against Dillard, falling 45-36 to the Panthers in a Class 5A girls...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:20 AM
SAN JUAN - Las autoridades de Puerto Rico declararon la existencia de una epidemia de gripe, o influenza, en la isla, después de que se hayan registrado un total de 3.124 casos en lo que va de año y 140 hospitalizaciones.
"Durante la primera semana...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The mother of Towson native and Rollins College (Fla.) lacrosse captain Will Hauver said her son died of complications from the flu.
Lyndall Hauver said her son, 22, began feeling ill Sunday and was found unresponsive a day later.
She said her...
| Feb 6, 2015
Walk for better health
Walking is the most popular form of physical activity. A Web page sponsored by the Department of Health, aahealth.org/walk, features information about walking programs, trails and tracks.
February is American Heart...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:03 PM
Stacy Knight of Hamburg didn't get the flu shot, but her 5-year-old daughter did, and so did her parents. And yet, they all got the flu — along with a lot of other people this winter.
"Fever, chills, tiredness," Knight said, recalling the telltale...