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  • Before and after: Old L.A. storybook house gets a sensitive makeover

     
    Christina Craemer's remodel of a super-rustic house brings a modern sensibility and improved function to the home's entrance without ruining the charming character of the original facade....
  • Tornadoes reported in Northern California as storm hits region

     
    Tornadoes reportedly touched down Monday afternoon in three Northern California counties, knocking down some trees and power lines as a powerful storm belted the region....
  • Two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood

     
    Los Angeles County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm fire reported at Universal Studios Hollywood....
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized, will miss water/sewer vote

     
    At least one member of Allentown City Council will not be present for the much-anticipated vote on the city’s water and sewer lease tonight. Councilman Cynthia Mota has been hospitalized in Venezuela for nearly a month and is still not well enough...
  • Allentown councilwoman remains hospitalized in Venezuela

     
    As the debate over Allentown’s proposed water and sewer lease heats up, one city council member was conspicuously absent from the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cynthia Mota, a Democrat who has served on council since she was appointed in...
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  • Immune system response to infection varies

    Q: Once you get a disease such as chickenpox or the flu, how does it change your immune system? A: Your immune system is like an army that is ready to spot and stop invaders like the viruses that cause chickenpox and the flu. Your immune system also goes...
  • Does shingles always need treatment?

    Q: I'm a 64-year-old female with shingles. I have severe pain in the breastbone and back and a small rash under my breast. I cannot tolerate Valtrex, which fights the varicella-zoster virus that causes shingles. Will I definitely get post-herpetic...
  • Who should get the vaccine to prevent shingles?

    Q: If I never had chickenpox, do I need a shingles vaccine? I'll be 60 in January. A: The shot you're talking about is an immunization against a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. This virus causes two common illnesses, and a few rare ones. The two...
  • Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono

    Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono
    Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
  • Vaccines for Adults are Underused

    Vaccines for Adults are Underused
    Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...