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  • Parents Weigh Vaccination Risks

    Parents Weigh Vaccination Risks
    Tammy Reed, the 28-year-old mother of a toddler, is not given to belief in conspiracy theories and is not the type to be rattled by the phrase "pandemic flu." The Menifee, Calif., resident is the kind of mom who gathers a good deal of her medical...
  • Nursing homes a risky business

    Nursing homes a risky business
    When Christopher Shelton moved into Maplewood Care nursing home in Elgin, he was just 21 years old and a violent rap sheet testified to his explosive temper. Though in the prime of life, he had a disability that qualified him for nursing home care:...
  • Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono

    Drug Found to Reduce Severity of Mono
    Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
  • H1N1 Off to Early Start Around the US

    H1N1 Off to Early Start Around the US
    With the traditional start of the flu season upon us this weekend, 27 states are already reporting widespread activity of the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, with the rest reporting more limited activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens

    Bagged salad safety: Rising threat of food-borne illness lurks in convenient packages of leafy greens
    A growing threat for food-borne illnesses comes attractively packaged, is stunningly convenient and is increasingly popular with shoppers looking for healthy meals: ready-to-eat leafy greens that make putting together a green salad as easy as opening a...
  • Nursing home dangers: Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan demands reforms to protect seniors and the disabled from mentally ill felons

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on state public health officials Wednesday to overhaul their approach to protecting seniors and disabled adults who live in nursing homes alongside mentally ill felons. In a blistering letter to the...
  • Virus discovery called breakthrough in fight against chronic fatigue syndrome

    In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
  • Vaccines for Adults are Underused

    Vaccines for Adults are Underused
    Shots just aren't just for kids, but grown-ups don't seem to know that. Just 2 percent of adults have been immunized against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough, according to data that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released...
  • Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine

    Parents uneasy about swine flu vaccine
    Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
  • Flu hits hospital visitor policies

    Flu hits hospital visitor policies
    As Maryland's hospitals brace for the worst that the swine flu pandemic could offer, they are making big changes in the way they handle visitors - restricting children, limiting certain adult visitors and issuing face masks at entrances - in an effort...
  • Fresh Produce Safety Tips

    Fresh Produce Safety Tips
    Symptoms of a food-borne illness typically are experienced within six hours of eating tainted food, though it may be longer. Those symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. To avoid getting sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...