| Jul 22, 2009
Some people are going to fairly great lengths to avoid infection with H1N1 influenza. But the best way to curb respiratory illnesses is to keep little hands clean. Very little hands. And very clean.
Scientists at the Cochrane Library looked at 51 studies...
| May 18, 2009
The swine-flu related death of a Queens educator over the weekend and four more school closures Monday haven't moved Mayor Michael Bloomberg to change his master plan to shutter schools only on a case-by-case basis.
The fast-spreading flu strain is...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 8:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is mourning the loss of actor Patrick Swayze who died Monday after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
The "Ghost" and "Dirty Dancing" star "passed away peacefully with family at his side after facing the...
| May 20, 2009
Renton's Lindbergh High School will be open this morning, but school officials are asking students to stay home if they are feeling sick. Close to 400 students are out sick with flu-like symptoms.
A school spokesperson says the number represents about...
| May 20, 2009
As if Monday night's mistake-filled 3-2 loss to the Dodgers wasn't bad enough, officials in upstate Sullivan County said yesterday that the Mets may be linked to the swine flu outbreak.
A resident of Liberty became ill last Wednesday, three days after...
| Jul 22, 2009
Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
| Jul 10, 2009
Have you and your spouse stopped having sex? Are you using the right protection to avoid serious illness? Are you happy at work? What about your financial situation? Strapped for cash?
You must -- MUST -- divulge these and other personal aspects of...
| May 23, 2009
The story of this Juliet, an American pit bull terrier, has its share of tragedy. She was kenneled with an Orange County veterinarian because her owner was hit by catastrophic illness. When poor health and medical bills took their toll, the owner sadly...
| May 25, 2009
As New York City officials announced Sunday a second swine flu death, they said the H1N1 virus was now more widespread than the seasonal flu and urged quick treatment for any flu sufferers who also have an underlying medical condition.
"If you have...
| Jun 3, 2009
Are the Mets on the verge of being swept up in the swine flu epidemic? That was the concern Tuesday when the players were briefed about possible exposure to the disease now that a member of the team's traveling party - an SNY producer - has been diagnosed...
| Jun 7, 2009
Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple."
Her father, Leslie, carefully...