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Swine Flu

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  • Broward Transit calls sexual harassment policy violator 'positive role model,' promotes to superintendent

    A Broward County employee nearly fired last year for participating in the regular sharing of sexually explicit joke emails and videos was promoted this week to a superintendent’s job. Jeffrey L. Scott’s promotion to transit superintendent...
  • Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving

    Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving
    Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • Health officials urge public to get flu shots

    Health officials urge public to get flu shots
    This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

     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...
  • 45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better

    45% of Americans got a flu shot last year; CDC says we can do better
    More than half of all kids in the United States were vaccinated against influenza during the 2012-13 flu season, along with more than four in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, 45% of Americans over the age of...
  • A SunFest survival guide

    A SunFest survival guide
    SunFest is back, and the big, waterfront festival is expected to clog downtown West Palm Beach with at least 165,000 people Wednesday through Sunday. It's called the SunFest Music and Arts Festival for a reason: The event's 31st year brings plenty of...
  • Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program

    Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program
    President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters. Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
  • First flu case diagnosed in Maryland

    The state's first confirmed flu case this season was detected Thursday in a child living in the Washington suburbs, state health officials said. The child, who was not identified, was hospitalized briefly, but is recovering. The flu strain detected...
  • 'The Walking Dead' episode preview: 'Infected'

    'The Walking Dead' episode preview: 'Infected'
    Rick and the growing prison group of "The Walking Dead" face a troubling new problem if the ending of the Season 4 premiere is any indication. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the season premiere. The premiere ended with Carl's bud Patrick died in the...
  • Putting down panhandlers

    We will try not to judge too harshly those on the Baltimore City Council who are supporting a crackdown on panhandling — just as they should not judge too harshly those who are doing the panhandling. A poverty of ideas is just another form of...