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Preventative Medicine (INACTIVE)

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  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Flu shots The Department of Health is offering free vaccinations. Nasal-spray vaccine is for healthy people age 2 to 49. It is not for pregnant women. The clinics also have the high-dose flu shots for people 65 years of age and older. Pneumococcal...
  • Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles

    Orange County confirms 21 cases of measles
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the last few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

    Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students
    With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
  • A new era of testing [Commentary]

    A new era of testing [Commentary]
    Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these...
  • God and Caesar (again)

    "Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase) When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to...
  • O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California

    O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the past few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
  • On this date in history: Salk announces polio vaccine

    On this date in history: Salk announces polio vaccine
    On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced on a national radio show that he had successfully tested a vaccine to combat poliomyelitis, the virus that causes polio. The previous year had seen 58,000 new cases of polio reported in the U.S., with more...
  • Leave the tux at home and dine 'Off the Leash'

    Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will host "Off the Leash," a casual dinner reception, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Club Colette in Palm Beach. The celebration will support animal welfare, the critical services provided by the league and efforts to place...
  • Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals

    Flu Shots Keep Kids Out Of Hospitals
    Flu vaccines work. They keep children out of hospitals. Parents who resist vaccinating their children should read a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed vaccinations reduced hospitalizations. (The report is at...
  • Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...