| Feb 17, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Catching a cold. One day you are healthy ... the next day -- like a slap in the face -- stuffy nose, fever, cough. Where did it come from? You ask yourself, "How did I catch this cold?"
The fast and furious commute of the common cold virus often begins...
| Oct 16, 2010
| 9:19 PM
Mold clung to the ceiling and left dark trails across the walls and floor. The teacher had already complained about the stench months before.
Stuff was even growing on desks.
Classroom 103 at Walker Middle School in Orlando had become a breeding...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Last week we squeezed in a client who wanted a second opinion on their new kitten, “Goobers.” Mrs. Panicking had found out the day before that her newly adopted kitten from the shelter had a “very serious” condition and she needed...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Dr. Michael Pitt Children's Memorial Hospital
Contrary to what we may often feel, the viruses that cause common colds don't have calendars. From a physiologic standpoint a cold is a cold is a cold. They are going to cause the same symptoms regardless...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 11:09 AM
State health officials are warning Hoosiers the flu season isn't over yet. In fact, this week's influenza reported shows continued widespread flu activity across Indiana. Six new flu-related deaths have been reported, all of whom involved victims 55 and...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Rain events over the past few weeks have been good for North Texas wiping out the drought and filling up area lakes.
But a lake was not what Steve Rychlik was expecting to find in part of his house.
"Just picking up water and picking up water and...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Prepare yourself. This is a column that will probably change your life — and possibly not for the better. That cannot be helped. In every great movement, there are unintended victims, and for that, I am sorry.
The word must reach the American...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:26 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding all Pennsylvania residents, six months of age and older, to get vaccinated against the flu.
"The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year," said Secretary of Health Dr....
| Sep 5, 2011
| 9:44 AM
The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Agriculture today announced three cases of a novel influenza A virus have been identified, and are now linked to an agricultural fair in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The first individual to become ill, announced...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Question: My dog has trained me very well. Recently, Lady began to bark at the door for no apparent reason. Each time, I get up and go to the door, thinking there's some reason for her agitation. Now, I feel like a jumping bean. I think Lady barks just to...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Sneezing is common. You get that little tickle in your nose and... Achooo!
What's one of the most common responses? Yes, 'bless you' or 'god bless you'. There are other phrases that come to mind like 'gadzoontite' or Seinfeld’s addition of 'you...