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  • Whooping cough risks and symptoms

    Whooping cough risks and symptoms
    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
  • Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply

    Many Nursing Jobs, But Only the Strong Need Apply
    Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher. This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Men: Become a Sexy Senior

    Men: Become a Sexy Senior
    Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever: Rare genetic disease is often misdiagnosed

    One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble. For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...
  • MRSA: A frightening epidemic?

    MRSA: A frightening epidemic?
    The most frightening epidemic since AIDS? Journalist Maryn McKenna slaps that label on MRSA - a strain of staph and also one of the most common bacteria on the planet. MRSA has grown resistant to almost all the antibiotics used to treat infections...
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging

    5 Things You Can Do to Combat Aging
    "Positively Ageless," huh? Well, the author is the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser." And while, admittedly, we have never seen that show, most everyone else in the world has. Plus, the book is published by Rodale, which puts out such faves as...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Vitamin D Shows Promise, Lacks Study

    Vitamin D Shows Promise, Lacks Study
    As far as Dr. Joseph Mercola is concerned, Vitamin D is the magic bullet we've all been looking for. A lack of this wonder nutrient, the controversial natural health advocate says, can set the stage for no fewer than 33 disorders, including autism,...
  • Eating With an Anorexic Child

    Eating With an Anorexic Child
    War broke out on the day Rina Ranalli and her husband told their 12-year-old anorexic daughter the strict new house rules: three meals and three snacks a day. Initially, their bright and previously sweet-natured girl cried, screamed insults and raged....