| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Harvard Health Letter
Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health?
"It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
| Mar 18, 2014
After more than two months of being on high alert for flu activity, Hampton Roads health systems have dropped the mask advisory for people visiting their facilities.
Community masking helps to contain the spread of the virus, as vaccines are not 100...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:59 AM
As three people were confirmed dead this week after having contracted meningitis in Los Angeles County, at least one medical expert said there is a "pretty strong signal" that men who have sex with men are at increased risk for the rare bacterial...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:24 AM
The deaths of three gay men who contracted meningitis have sparked concern in Los Angeles' gay community. Here are some basic questions and answers about the disease.
What is this form of meningitis?
Invasive meningococcal disease stems from a rare...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:07 PM
In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' home opener Friday, Hanley Ramirez was called safe as he tried to steal second base. After a replay review, Ramirez was called out.
Here is what happened in the interim: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:14 PM
It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack.
Yet despite the fact that the H5N1 avian influenza has killed 60% of the 650...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain, said it will close 76 unprofitable stores around the country in the second half of the fiscal year.
The Deerfield, Ill., company has 8,210 stores nationwide, or 138 more than a year ago. Of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:52 PM
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman wasn't his sharpest in his final spring tuneup before Opening Day, but he was able to limit the damage to work out of several jams against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on...