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  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

     A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in...
  • 71 fall ill on Holland America cruise ship

    71 fall ill on Holland America cruise ship
    Seventy-one people on a Holland America Line cruise ship fell ill before the ship returned to Port Everglades early Friday. Sixty of 1,138 passengers on the ms Maasdam and 11 of 578 crew members experienced vomiting and diarrhea during the cruise, the U....
  • It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that

    It's Better Sleep Month. Good luck with that
    May is Better Sleep Month, as if you didn't know. Better Sleep Month is promoted by the Better Sleep Council, which is an arm of the International Sleep Products Assn., which is a mouthpiece for the mattress industry. But don't let all those corporate...
  • FDA aims to dispel 'myth of the medication-free pregnancy'

    FDA aims to dispel 'myth of the medication-free pregnancy'
    When Laura Wylie became pregnant for the second time, she confronted a vexing dilemma: Stay on the antidepressants that could have adverse effects on her developing baby or risk descending into a deep, black hole that left her feeling numb. "You can't...
  • Patients infected with hepatitis C after visiting Santa Barbara doctor

    Patients infected with hepatitis C after visiting Santa Barbara doctor
    At least five patients tested positive for hepatitis C after receiving injections at a Santa Barbara doctor’s medical office, public health officials said. Now, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging any patients who visited...
  • Rabies awareness information

    The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) recently convened a rabies information exchange and panel discussion of state, regional, and local rabies response partners at Quinebaug Valley Community College, which allowed partners to discuss...
  • Lyme disease activists take fight to D.C.

    This Wednesday, Bambi Albert will set off from her home in Plainfield Township, making the four-hour drive to Arlington, Va., in a 2011 Jeep Compass packed with several days of clothing and a tote bag full of pamphlets and placards about Lyme disease....
  • Carbon monoxide detector saves lives in apartment complex

    Carbon monoxide detector saves lives in apartment complex
    When Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call prompted by a resident's beeping carbon monoxide detector, paramedics found an unconscious man inside a townhome and a car running in the garage, an official said. "He didn't have a carbon...
  • Second tuberculosis case confirmed in Baltimore County

    A Baltimore County resident affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, the second case reported in the county this week. County health officials announced the case Friday...
  • HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history

    HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history
    Throughout the city of Austin in southeastern Indiana, signs advertise free HIV testing at the Scott County Health Department. Boarded-up windows decorate nearby houses; metal cages surround air conditioners to bar people from stealing parts to scrap...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...