| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
By many reports, this spring and early summer have been as bad a season for ticks as ever. I've observed that ticks create a huge “ick” reaction for most people when they find one crawling on them or attached to a pet. They are nasty looking creatures, no...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health are advising consumers to discard raw milk produced by The Family Cow in Chambersburg, Pa., because of potential bacterial contamination.
Agriculture and Health Department laboratory tests and recent...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:32 AM
I dunno, Dance Moms fans. This season is starting to feel like the tail end of the school year, where there’s nothing left to learn, your best friends have already ditched out on vacation, the teachers are substitutes and we’re mostly...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:18 AM
(AP) - Manhattan city commissioners have given cab drivers permission to charge a $75 fee to customers who vomit or otherwise soil their vehicles.
The city regulates taxi charges and a cleaning fee previously was not an approved charge. Local taxi...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:39 AM
Jacques Patrick’s big night against Orlando Boone on Monday was impressive enough, but unbeknownst to most people at the time, he accomplished it all while also dealing with a badstomach virus.
The Orlando Timber Creek running back said...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Parents soon become experts in interpreting their babies’ cries and are quick to note unusual behavior and symptoms. When intermittent loud crying is followed by symptoms including a bloody stool, vomiting, a lump in the abdomen, lethargy, diarrhea,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a new study suggests.
Swiss researchers looked at five years of records from one hospital and found more...
| Aug 25, 2013
Have you felt my husband's pain Senator?
Have you watched your cancer-stricken spouse go from being an avid backpacker to not being able to walk across a room?
Have you seen your husband vomit everything he tried to eat for a five-day period?...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:29 PM
It's 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. An ambulance stops outside the hospital emergency room and doctors immediately roll a stretcher through the doors and to a treatment room. A young girl, uncommunicative and combative, is throwing up. A team of medical...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Welcome back, Dance Moms nation. Quick poll before we begin. Raise your hand if you swore you were done, that’s it, finis, and never coming back after the end of last week’s episode … and you did it anyway. Raise your hand if you are...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...