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  • Swine Flu Fears Infect Mets

    Swine Flu Fears Infect Mets
    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...
  • Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price

    Dirty syringes: FDA failed to shut down troubled plant, and family paid price
    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...
  • What You Can Do for Thinning Hair

    Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair? A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...
  • Exorcists, wizards and con men

    Exorcists, wizards and con men
    Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
  • How to Protect Yourself During H1N1 Pandemic

    How to Protect Yourself During H1N1 Pandemic
    The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic; the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. In the United States alone, there are more than 13,000 cases and at least 27 deaths from swine flu. Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • How to Protect Yourself from Swine Flu

    The recent outbreak of swine flu has many people wondering how to protect themselves from infection -- especially since there is currently no vaccine available for humans. The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control says the best way to prevent...
  • 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...
  • EPA seizes Crestwood files

    Federal agents raided government offices in south suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a Tribune investigation revealed the village had secretly pumped drinking water from a polluted well for more than two decades. Acting on a...
  • Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district

    Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district
    Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia. But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers. Wearing a sport jacket...
  • Needles and Doctors

    Soothing your child's fears -- and maybe your own, too Two-year-old Dante Young is just moments from being rolled into the operating room, but there's no time, or need, for tears. Dante is too busy watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and playing with his...
  • Staying healthy while traveling

    Staying healthy while traveling
    Let's all take a deep breath. Sure the swine flu news is making us nervous -- very nervous -- just when millions of us are planning our much-needed summer vacations. But that doesn't mean we should grab the kids and huddle under the covers. We just have...