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Preventative Medicine (INACTIVE)

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  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
  • Evanston 2014 pet registration due by Dec. 31

    From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about pet registration: "The City of Evanston has mailed residents their 2014 animal registration forms with their wheel tax renewal forms. By City ordinance, all dogs and cats are required to have pet...
  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
  • Dr. Oz plays booster for flu shots

    Dr. Oz plays booster for flu shots
    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...
  • William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease

    William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease
    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...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    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...
  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    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...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    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...
  • Letters: Defense dollars and battlefield realities

    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...
  • Health officials urge public to get flu shots

    Health officials urge public to get flu shots
    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....