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Swine Flu

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  • Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role

    Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role
    When you're being considered for your first major role and it's to play a sex-addicted teen, you might have to do embarrassing things while auditioning. Laura Slade Wiggins, who plays Karen Jackson on Showtime's "Shameless," learned that first hand....
  • Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available

    Flu season off to a slow start; vaccine still available
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that flu cases have begun to creep up in February, making it one of the latest starts to the influenza season in almost three decades. There are a few flu strains circulating, including H1N1, but...
  • As the flu season gets under way, health experts urge vaccination, tout new choices

    As the flu season gets under way, health experts urge vaccination, tout new choices
    It's the time of year once again for body aches, intense coughing and fever — common symptoms of seasonal flu. But the good news is that more and more people are getting flu shots, guarding them against complications that could land them in the...
  • Flu season is around the corner -- shots are available now!

    Flu season is around the corner -- shots are available now!
     Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and can continue through mid-May, with the highest concentration of cases occurring between December and April. Flu symptoms include headache, body aches, fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry...
  • Princeton Day Academy loads up on Baltimore basketball players

    Princeton Day Academy loads up on Baltimore basketball players
    Van Whitfield was born in Baltimore, raised in Baltimore and “sent to die” in Baltimore. Last year Whitfield, a best-selling author and the boys basketball coach at Princeton Day Academy in Beltsville, suffered a heart attack, contracted...
  • Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.

    Whooping cough making a comeback in Md., U.S.
    Public health officials are warning adults and adolescents to get booster shots in the wake of an unusually large number of cases of whooping cough this year around the nation and in Maryland. More than 20,000 cases of the respiratory disease were...
  • Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu

    Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu
    Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay. State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
  • Swine flu cases found in Maryland

    Swine flu cases found in Maryland
    Six Queen Anne's County residents have been diagnosed with a strain of swine flu that has been infecting people across the country, including many who have been attending state and local agricultural fairs, according to state health officials. There have...
  • Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu

    Maryland State Fair organizers on alert for swine flu
    As the state fair opens in Timonium, pigs that will be judged for prizes will also be under scrutiny from state veterinarians after an outbreak of swine flu nearly threatened to shut down the event. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
  • Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic

    Hearing impaired get boost at Hopkins clinic
    Hearing aids have improved the quality of many people's lives, but most users have learned they are less than ideal in noisy environments. Going to the airport, store or doctor's office can be frustrating, said Dr. Frank R. Lin, a Johns Hopkins...
  • Too soon for the flu?

    Too soon for the flu?
    It's time to get your flu shot. Or is it? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask. The sign in the pharmacy window might suggest flu season is already here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone at least 6...