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  • 'Walking Dead' recap: The further adventures of the Governor

    'Walking Dead' recap: The further adventures of the Governor
    "The Walking Dead" proves unpredictable once again! You thought last week's episode was a one-off detour into the Governor's activities since last season, and this week would return us to the exploits of Rick, Glenn and the rest of the prison crew. But...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Not everyone with a sore throat needs a strep test

    We're still in the "sick season," with at least 6-8 weeks to go before things slow down. The good news is, flu does seem to be waning, but there are still plenty of coughs, colds and sore throats out there. Many children complain of sore throats this...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    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...
  • The dirty secrets of antibacterial soap

    The dirty secrets of antibacterial soap
    Antibacterial soap is great stuff — if you’re talking about just plain old regular soap. Because all soap combats bacteria. It doesn’t need germ-killing chemicals added to do that. The difference is that regular soap doesn’t act so...
  • Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!

    Handshakes are germ bombs - embrace the fist bump!
    There's a movement afoot to end handshaking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands. That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
  • Handshakes are germ bombs -- let's embrace the fist bump!

    Handshakes are germ bombs -- let's embrace the fist bump!
    There's a movement afoot to end handshaking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands. That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
  • What doctors know: Summer colds offer cruel lesson on the profusion of viruses out there

    Source: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Everyone looks forward to summer--time to get away, get outside and have some fun. So what could be more unfair than catching a cold when it'...
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

    The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time. Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
  • It's time to rethink health insurance

    As the acute problems of the Affordable Care Act become increasingly apparent, it also has become clear that we need new ways of ensuring access to healthcare for all Americans. We should begin with an examination of health insurance. Insurance is about...
  • EatingWell: When you were born may influence your chances of ciliac disease

    If you go to the grocery store you'll probably notice that gluten-free products are more widespread than ever--everything from bread and pasta to chips and dessert now has a gluten-free version. (Gluten is a protein primarily found in foods containing...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...