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  • 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...
  • This Is Not A Joke: Laughter Therapy' Growing In Popularity As Way To Fight Stress

    This Is Not A Joke: Laughter Therapy' Growing In Popularity As Way To Fight Stress
    Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress? Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs. "Let's do subway! Lean to...
  • Health departments fight tuberculosis on both sides of the U.S. border with Mexico

    Health departments fight tuberculosis on both sides of the U.S. border with Mexico
    REYNOSA, Mexico — A ragged-looking man takes deep breaths as a doctor listens through a stethoscope for a stubborn killer. Her verdict is good news. The medication seems to be containing his tuberculosis. The bad news is that doctors can't keep him...
  • How Fast Will The Presidency Age Obama?

    How Fast Will The Presidency Age Obama?
    When a new U.S. President takes the oath of office, he often exudes a youthful optimism. President Obama has been hard at work since the inauguration, but when he leaves Washington, D.C., will he visibly wear the stress of his position? According to 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...
  • Movie dubber known as voice of Woody Allen dies

    Movie dubber known as voice of Woody Allen dies
    Oreste Lionello, an entertainer and film dubber who was Italy's "voice" of Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and other comic stars, died in a Rome hospital today. Lionello, 81, was a star in Italy's important entertainment industry of movie dubbing. Relatively...
  • Frank talk about cancer connects loved ones

    Frank talk about cancer connects loved ones
    When I learned recently that yet another friend had been diagnosed with cancer, I experienced my usual reaction: disbelief and sadness, followed by anger at Life In General. But for the first time, I also saw what these under-35 friends and family members...
  • The raw milk debate rages on

    The raw milk debate rages on
    More and more consumers are forgoing standard milk in favor of "raw" milk, milk that's unpasteurized and unhomogenized, essentially straight from the udder of the cow. Some seek out raw milk for its reportedly creamier, richer taste, but more choose it...
  • Going green and enhancing indoor air quality

    Going green and enhancing indoor air quality
    More energy-efficient and airtight homes provide lower carbon emissions, significant energy savings and the psychological boost of knowing we're all doing something to help preserve the planet. So what's not to love? Despite the cost savings and...
  • Common flu strain resists popular drug Tamiflu

    The flu strain most likely to make you sick this winter has developed a near-total resistance to one of the most popular drugs prescribed to blunt its symptoms. More than 98 percent of one of the influenza A viruses circulating this winter is now...