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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Writer misinforms about vaccinations

    The Sept. 1 letter, "Vaccinations are not always necessary," is filled with false information that will harm your readers. The author states, "Studies show that adults who get flu shots five years in a row increase their risk of Alzheimer's by 1000...
  • HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate

    HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate
    A Cicero police officer who is alleged to have had unprotected sex without disclosing to his partner that he was HIV-positive is facing up to seven years in prison on charges of criminal transmission of HIV, even though the man he had sex with says he did...
  • Dogs with a pit bull 'look' continue to get a bad rap

    These questions don't directly relate to pet behavior or health, but instead are answers to questions regarding my opinions on timely pet-related topics. Q: You recently wrote about breed-specific bans and communities banning pit bulls. These dogs are...
  • Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

    Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer
    At least 15 percent of American men have vasectomies, so when a study came out recently linking this common method of birth control to an increased risk of the most lethal kind of prostate cancer, it sparked some alarm in doctors' offices. The...
  • September is National Fall Prevention Month: First Day of Fall, Sept. 23, is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    September has arrived and soon fall will begin making its first golden mark. As soon as we start seeing fallen leaves on the sidewalks, we will also start seeing the usual autumn slip-n-falls. The National Council on Aging has designated Sept. 23 as Falls...
  • E.coli kills two girls in Pacific Northwest, boy hospitalized

    E.coli kills two girls in Pacific Northwest, boy hospitalized
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two young girls have died and a boy was hospitalized in critical condition in the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday after becoming infected with E.coli in two separate incidents, health officials said. Investigations have been...
  • Gates Foundation gives $50 million to stem Ebola outbreak

    SEATTLE The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started small in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with a $1 million grant in July for medical supplies and other assistance. But as the number of cases grew and the disease spread, the world's...
  • READER SUBMITTED: St. Brigid School's "No To Bullying" Campaign

    Unfortunately, across the nation bullying has become the new norm for many school administrators. Recognizing this, Saint Brigid School has had an anti-bullying campaign in place for several years. To add to those efforts, Saint Brigid School is...
  • CDC issues nationwide alert for child respiratory virus

    WASHINGTON Health care providers nationwide have been told to watch for an increase in a respiratory illness among children after the outbreak of a rare and sometimes serious virus strain that has hospitalized dozens of youngsters in Chicago and Kansas...
  • U.S. government funding measure extends war funds, Export-Import Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposed stop-gap U.S. government funding measure would provide additional spending capacity for military attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and would extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank's operating authority through...
  • American youths consume way too much salt, CDC says

    WASHINGTON More than 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren eat more salt than they should, taking in an average of nearly 3,300 milligrams of sodium per day, according to a government report released Tuesday. That's nearly 1.5 teaspoons of salt each day...