| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Indonesia, where Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash into the air. Authorities raised the alert status for one of the country's most active volcanoes to the highest level after the mountain repeatedly sent hot...
| Dec 1, 2013
I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS.
Lately, however, I've been...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Do you suffer from sticker shock when you order or pick up the vaccines for your herd health program? Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to lower these costs without putting your animals' health at risk, but you can do some things to ensure...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The Allentown Health Bureau will offer free flu shots on two days this week and next. The city has partnered with the Lehigh Valley Health Network to compile a supply of vaccines. They will be offered on Wednesday from 8:30-11 a.m. and Oct. 30 from 2-6 p....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak.
State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs....
| Nov 26, 2013
Re "Military gets into drug making," Nov. 24
When the Pentagon wants to use money intended for upgrading equipment for protecting troops in a chemical attack to instead make drugs and vaccines, who's really being served? Our private sector can handle...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Nov 17, 2013
In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Getting a flu shot involved a bit more star power than usual as Dr. Mehmet Oz visited Advocate Medical Group's Nesset Pavilion in Park Ridge for a special event on Tuesday.
Oz, host of the popular "Dr. Oz" television show, high-fived kids and hugged...