| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January.
That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations:
* Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
* Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 10:41 AM
State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children.
Seventeen deaths occurred in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed.
The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The flu vaccine for the 2013/2014 season is now widely available — at drug stores, doctors' offices, health clinics, and military facilities. Accordingly, government health professionals are urging the public not to delay getting protection...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
Reports of flulike illness in Chicago are slowly rising this month, public health officials said Monday, at a time of season that the virus typically begins to take hold.
All that, plus signs that more young people than usual could fall ill this season,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Health officials Thursday confirmed Orange County's first reported flu-related death this season.
A 28-year-old San Juan Capistrano woman, who had an underlying medical condition, died last week of H1N1 -- the same strain of the flu that triggered the...