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  • 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...
  • Cities turn to social media to police restaurants

    WASHINGTON Many diners regularly click onto the Yelp website to read reviews posted by other patrons before visiting a restaurant. Now prospective customers also can use Yelp to check health inspection scores for eateries in San Francisco, Louisville...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements

    Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations. Kennedy, the nephew of President...
  • Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection

    Santa Barbara County resident monitored for possible Ebola infection
    A Santa Barbara County resident possibly contracted the Ebola virus overseas and was being transported Sunday night to a Los Angeles-area hospital for close monitoring, public health officials said. The person -- whose identity was not released --...
  • Are viruses on the rise or does it just seem that way? Yes and yes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The man wasn't any sicker at first than many of the other patients who arrive at University of Kansas Hospital, infectious disease specialist Dana Hawkinson recalls. But he went downhill fast. Fever spiking, kidneys failing, breath so...
  • Medical researcher: Studies, data can prompt improvements in public health

    Jana Hirschtick grew up with a father who was a physician and a mother who worked as a teacher -- both professionals with an altruistic nature, she recalled. Today, Hirschtick, 33, works as an epidemiologist at Chicago's Sinai Urban Health Institute...
  • Indiana calls in CDC to help with HIV outbreak

    Federal experts are being brought in to try to contain a southern Indiana HIV outbreak that has grown to 55 confirmed cases and 13 other preliminary positive cases, the Indiana State Department of Health said Friday. A medical team from the Centers for...
  • One case of 'superbug' reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    One case of 'superbug' reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    Representatives from USC’s Keck School of Medicine confirmed Thursday that a single superbug case was identified in the intensive-care unit at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital earlier this week. While no specific details about the identity of the...
  • Report: Blacks, Hispanics doing better but still lag whites

    Despite high-profile concern over issues underscored by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, African Americans and Hispanics are faring well in certain areas, including better health care and reductions in violent crime, the latest State of Black...
  • States not eager to regulate fertility industry

    WASHINGTON The Utah Legislature took a step last week into territory where state lawmakers rarely tread. It passed a law giving children conceived via sperm donation access to the medical histories of their biological fathers. The law itself stirred no...