| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The high number of students at Nazareth Academy sick with the flu is reflected at the local hospitals’ emergency rooms.
At Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, the lab has tested 145 nasal swabs for influenza since Dec. 1, including the morning...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) dieron a conocer recientemente los datos más recientes de la presente temporada de la gripe o influenza, que afecta de forma "generalizada" a 46 estados del país y se ha cobrado la vida de...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:58 PM
The most recent outbreak of measles, set off by an unvaccinated visitor to Disneyland, may be contained before it spreads too far. With luck, there will be no deaths or serious, long-lasting complications. But it has already sickened more than 30 people...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Healthy heart diet class
Porter Health Care System will offer a free class on healthy heart diets on Dec. 16, according to a release from the health care provider.
The class will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
People lost their minds last fall when four people in the United States were diagnosed with Ebola. Four.
Only one of the four succumbed to the devastating disease. The others were cured. Folks were calling for travel bans. They were demanding...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Squash that bug
Here we are again, battling a statewide flu bug. The Virginia Department of Health reports a sharp spike in flu-related illnesses, particularly in Northern Virginia and in the Eastern Region where we live. It's "widespread," according to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Last year, I had an allergic reaction (swollen lips and face, itching around the neck and jawline) after getting a flu shot. Since then, I've discovered that I'm allergic to thimerosal. Is it safe for me to get the vaccine this year?...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:38 PM
While flu season rages on in Virginia — marking more than three weeks at "widespread," the highest level accorded by the state Department of Health — health-care professionals in Hampton Roads haven't changed their advice.
They continue to...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:38 AM
If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...