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  • Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis

    Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father has been diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis. Is there any treatment for him? What kind of doctor should he see? ANSWER: First and foremost, it's critical that your father stop drinking. Alcoholic hepatitis, an acute...
  • Night Sweats Not Uncommon

    Night Sweats Not Uncommon
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment? ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
  • Swine flu is suspected in death of Arundel teen

    An 18-year-old graduate of North County High School in Glen Burnie died Wednesday after a brief illness that friends on a Facebook page described as suspected swine flu. In a letter to parents, the school describes Walter Brooks as a "dynamic presence"...
  • 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...
  • UPDATE: Noto's Illness Caused by Norovirus

    UPDATE:  Noto's Illness Caused by Norovirus
    KENT COUNTY - The Kent County Health Department has determined norovirus caused 166 people to get sick after eating an Easter buffet at Noto's Old World Dining on 28th street. The investigation into the matter started shortly after April 12th, when...
  • Gone with the weed

    It took decades for the Los Angeles Times to come to its current position on marijuana, supporting its medical use and advocating lenient enforcement and penalties for small-scale possession. Barring a 1914 editorial suggesting the legalization of opium...
  • Swine Flu Screenings Begin at Border

    Swine Flu Screenings Begin at Border
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to discuss California's response to the swine flu outbreak at a news conference this morning in Beverly Hills. Screening for the illness will also begin today at U.S. borders, according to Centers for Disease...
  • Flu spread raises alarm

    Flu spread raises alarm
    Officials advised Monday against most travel to Mexico, the center of an outbreak of swine flu suspected of killing almost 150 people there and sickening at least 50 through its spread to the United States. The acting director of the Centers for...
  • 'Tonight' Show Host Jay Leno Checks Into Hospital

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) - Jay Leno checked into a hospital with an undisclosed illness Thursday and canceled the taping of the "Tonight" show, but was doing well and planned to return next week, his publicist and NBC said. Leno left his office at...
  • Three Dozen Amityville Middle Schoolers Fall Ill

    A mild respiratory virus or possibly strep throat likely sickened 36 Amityville middle school students and three teachers, Suffolk's top health official said this morning. Twenty-five students were sent home Thursday from the Edmund W. Miles Middle...
  • Number Of Food-Borne Illnesses Hold Steady

    New statistics on 2008 food-borne illnesses show the same rogues' gallery of five infectious pathogens remain at the core of food-related sickenings, and although estimates on the number of illnesses have not worsened, they haven't improved. Nationwide,...