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  • Pain Relief Options for Kids

    Pain Relief Options for Kids
    Your 5-year-old has a raging fever. Quick: Should you grab children's Tylenol, Bayer or Motrin? Most parents haven't the foggiest idea. And the recent news that high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage is adding to the confusion over the...
  • Debunking Common Swine Flu Myths

    Swine flu has been on everyone's mind, and the topic of conversation for months. As a result, several myths have sprung up about this virus, myths that either exaggerate its dangers or minimize it. The truth is usually somewhere in between, and we take...
  • Protecting Your Pets from Swine Flu

    Many of us have pets that are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and with words like "swine" and "flu" floating around so close to each other, it's only natural to wonder if this influenza outbreak might be dangerous for the non-human...
  • Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues

    Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues
    The U.S. military's culture of silence about troops' mental health had finally begun to change. In the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the various branches had been roundly criticized for failing to adequately address post-traumatic...
  • What Is Depression?

    What Is Depression?
      Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in adults. For information on: - Depression in young people, see the topic . - Depression after childbirth, see the topic . - Depression followed by times of high energy, see the...
  • Return of swine flu: What's ahead for Americans?

    The alarm sounded with two sneezy children in California in April. Just five months later, the never-before-seen swine flu has become the world's dominant strain of influenza, and it's putting a shockingly younger face on flu. So get ready. With flu'...
  • NYC To Offer Kids Free Swine Flu Vaccination

    NYC To Offer Kids Free Swine Flu Vaccination
    Any school-age child in New York City can get a free swine flu vaccination under Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to contain the deadly virus this fall and winter. Bloomberg and other city officials were set to announce the multi-pronged strategy later...
  • Insurers refuse to limit policy cancellations

    Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members...
  • Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety

    Nursing homes and the mentally ill: State Senate will hold hearing on improving safety
    State senators will hold a hearing Thursday in Chicago to examine ways to improve safety at nursing homes, where a high number of felons with mental illness has led to reports of assaults, rape and even murder. Legislators will hear testimony from...
  • Who should get the vaccine to prevent shingles?

    Q: If I never had chickenpox, do I need a shingles vaccine? I'll be 60 in January. A: The shot you're talking about is an immunization against a virus called the varicella-zoster virus. This virus causes two common illnesses, and a few rare ones. The two...
  • Universities prepare for the swine flu

    Cram college students into close quarters -- the shared restrooms, the group dining, the TV lounges where a steamy bag of microwave popcorn becomes communal property -- and dorm living can suddenly become a daily exercise in dodging illness. With what is...