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Swine Flu

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  • Flu 411: What everyone needs to know

    Flu 411: What everyone needs to know
    It's flu season in Baltimore. A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion. "The worst part — the fever...
  • Hospitals seeing large number of patients with flu symptoms

    Hospitals seeing large number of patients with flu symptoms
    Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with achy bodies, fevers and sore throats as the nation grapples with a flu season that has hit earlier and harder than usual. The flu virus is unpredictable, so no one knows when the outbreak will...
  • Paid sick leave a wise investment

    Having shown national leadership on marriage equality and fair treatment of immigrant children, Maryland has the opportunity to turn its attention to the plight of workers who have no access to paid sick days. The ability to earn paid sick days allows...
  • Virginia flu season 'on par' with last year

    Virginia flu season 'on par' with last year
    Flu season has arrived early and several Southern states have already reported unusually extensive activity. In Virginia, too, it started a couple of weeks ahead of last year, according to the Health Department's surveillance data. However, in the level...
  • 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...
  • Md. should go slow on mandatory sick leave

    Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
  • Do people turn to Twitter for CPR info?

    Do people turn to Twitter for CPR info?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amid snarky comments and links to cat videos, some Twitter users turn to the social network to find and post information on cardiac arrest and CPR, according to a new study. Over a month, researchers found 15,324 messages -...
  • Maryland confirms first flu cases

    Maryland confirms first flu cases
    Maryland has confirmed its first cases of seasonal influenza, state health officials announced Friday, several months earlier than last season. Four children in the Baltimore region have laboratory-confirmed cases. One was hospitalized, but all are doing...
  • School 'hand hygiene' plan shows no asthma benefit

    School 'hand hygiene' plan shows no asthma benefit
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county. For children with asthma, the common cold is the top trigger of symptom...
  • Virginia Medical Reserve seeking volunteers

    Virginia Medical Reserve seeking volunteers
    More than 1,700 volunteers participate in the Medical Reserve Corps in Hampton Roads, divided among eight units. The Corps, which has more than 12,500 volunteers statewide, supports public health in the community, working in conjunction with local offices...
  • The expat life: Going south of the border

    The expat life: Going south of the border
    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...