| Apr 27, 2009
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...
| Apr 11, 2010
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...
| Apr 11, 2010
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.
| May 14, 2010
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...
| Jan 21, 2010
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,...
| Mar 24, 2008
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...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 12:26 PM
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,...
| Dec 17, 2007
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...
| Nov 21, 2009
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...
| Nov 2, 2009
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2010
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...