| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Jul 16, 2013
Free shingles vaccines will be offered this month at two clinics hosted by the Allentown Health Bureau. Clinics have been scheduled for Friday July 19 and Friday July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. City residents over the age of 50 who are uninsured or...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:07 AM
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Just 10 miles off the southwestern shore of Cape Cod, the island of Martha's Vineyard boasts pristine beaches, soaring cliffs, peaceful meadows, bustling towns and plenty of bucolic island charm.
Although a summer...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney.
Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:40 PM
They're dubious landmarks with the look of a low-budget post apocalyptic movie, a fascinating history and an ironic geographic anomaly.
The recently-sold Funkhouser Quarry property on the Mason-Dixon Line in the Delta-Cardiff-Whiteford area was a major...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Lake County Sheriff’s police say they will be trying to piece together details leading up to Monday’s fatal crash that killed a 10-year-old Island Lake boy and injured his twin brother. But for now, officials are giving the boys’ father...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:31 AM
A few hours before I interviewed Tom Hanks last month, I joked to my friends that I was going to perform like Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals when he scored 38 points while battling the flu.
I had been battling a massive headache for three or...
| Jun 21, 2011
Many South Floridians think tile roofs are among the strongest against hurricanes. For years, insurance companies gave homeowners discounts on their premiums for installing them.
But some insurers have stopped giving the discounts because of the state'...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:08 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After a close review of more than 1,000 research studies, a federal panel of experts has concluded that vaccines cause very few side effects, and found no evidence that vaccines cause autism or type 1 diabetes.
The report, issued on...