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  • Swine flu: The basics

    Swine flu: The basics
    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...
  • VA laboring under surge of wounded veterans

    VA laboring under surge of wounded veterans
    In a sobering reminder of the long-term costs of war, a dramatic spike in disability claims during the last seven years has overwhelmed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and nearly doubled the cost of compensating wounded veterans, according to an...
  • How the Tribune calculated the numbers

    The analysis underlying the Tribune's story on U.S. veterans' disability claims is based on data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that includes more than 3 million claims and nearly 12 million diagnoses as of Jan. 5, 2010. Because veterans...
  • Self-Hypnosis is Pain Fighting Tool

    Self-Hypnosis is Pain Fighting Tool
    Women living with breast cancer—and others dealing with pain caused by serious illness—may find a fresh pathway to feeling better, thanks to new research by a social worker at the University at Buffalo. The path is an alternative, but...
  • Meat safety: How well done?

    Meat safety: How well done?
    Recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to contaminated meat — followed by massive recalls and pledges of cleaner processing — have proved eye-opening for many consumers. Dangerous pathogens cause 76 million cases of illness and 300,...
  • Sleep deprived pay the price for shift work

    Sleep deprived pay the price for shift work
    AT 6 a.m., the hospital's bright hallway lights flicker on, signaling the start of a new day. Doctors in crisp business clothes appear on their early-morning rounds, and the clang of breakfast carts will soon echo through the unit. For registered nurse...
  • Late preterm birth increases risk of respiratory illness

    Attention pregnant women: No, you cannot spring the baby early because you're tired of swelling, heartburn and frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet another study shows that being born even a few weeks early is not healthy for the baby. In the new study,...
  • Giver, beware

    It's a jolly time of year for companies selling health products. The credit cards are flying, wishful thinking hits an annual high, and shopper skepticism doesn't come easy. But many gadgets or supplements have all of the health-enhancing power of a...
  • Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle

    Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle
    ATLANTA -- Health officials say swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., but the specter of Thanksgiving gatherings makes it hard to predict what will happen next. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday...
  • Ten flu-fighting foods

    Ten flu-fighting foods
    Buried in the controversy over whether to get the H1N1 vaccination (or even where to find one), is that one of the best ways to ward off any flu is to build up your overall immunity. Dave Grotto, author of "101 Foods That Could Save Your Life," reveals...
  • Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart

    Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart
    If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger. As of early...