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  • Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far

    Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far
    Los Angeles County has already logged 345 confirmed and probable cases of pertussis this year, health officials said Thursday. The county's Department of Public Health is also investigating 356 "suspect cases" of the contagious and potentially deadly...
  • EE.UU envía expertos a Puerto Rico para estudiar el chikungunya

    EE.UU envía expertos a Puerto Rico para estudiar el chikungunya
    SAN JUAN - Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de EE.UU. (CDC) van a enviar a un experto para que ayude al Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico a vigilar y controlar la propagación del virus del chikungunya, donde se han registrado...
  • Once again, anti-pit bull frenzy is unwarranted

    Once again, anti-pit bull frenzy is unwarranted
    "The Problem with Pit Bulls" was the headline of a Time magazine story (June 20, 2014) by Charlotte Alter. My problem is with the story, not with the dogs referred to as pit bulls. The story, filled with inaccurate characterizations, called for breed-...
  • Hampton Roads: Free testing, early diagnosis keeping HIV in check

    Hampton Roads: Free testing, early diagnosis keeping HIV in check
    The most effective way to reduce the transmission of HIV is its early diagnosis and treatment. In Hampton Roads, where the incidence is the highest in the state — ahead of both Richmond and Northern Virginia — about four out of five are...
  • Overseas dental care a draw for some patients

    Overseas dental care a draw for some patients
    For two implants and two crowns, Raife Nopson faced more than $15,500 in dental expenses. Her insurance only covered $1,500, so the Williamsburg resident did her Internet research and landed on Ocean Dental in Cancun, Mexico. The clinic offered the same...
  • Tragedy explored in 'Broken Heart Land' [Commentary]

    Tragedy explored in 'Broken Heart Land' [Commentary]
    His family doesn't know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand. Maybe he was at that City Council meeting (some people swear he was) or maybe not. Either way, they figure he probably knew about the things that were said, how his neighbors in the...
  • National HIV Testing Day -- what's your status?

    National HIV Testing Day -- what's your status?
    Here's a scary thought: One in six people who are HIV-positive are not aware of it. That means they're not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy -- and that they may pass the virus on to others unknowingly. But Friday marks the 20th annual...
  • Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle

    Autism diagnostic changes shuffle the puzzle
    From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
  • Binge drinking, other alcohol excesses kill 88,000 a year, study finds

    The death toll from binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the United States is just shy of 88,000 per year, according to a new nationwide analysis. Those casualties erased more than 2.5 million years of life that would have been...
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]

    Regulating e-cigarettes requires a balancing act [Commentary]
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...