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  • Wichita helping track the flu online

    Wichita helping track the flu online
    The start of flu season is closing in on Kansas.  And doctors are making a push for you to get a vaccine now.  And Wichita will help lead the way in tracking how flu spreads as a part of a Google Trends site. Click here for Google Flu Trends It's the...
  • Open enrollment 101: How employees can save money on health care costs

    The Kaiser Family Foundation just announced the results of its 2013 annual health benefits survey, which provides a great snapshot of the trends in costs and coverage for employer-based insurance. You can use the foundation's findings to save money on...
  • Federal law supercedes condo association's edict on medical alert dog

    Q: I live in a condominium complex, and the association won't allow me to have a medical alert dog without a certification from a dog trainer. I want a dog who can bark at the door when I remove my hearing aids. I have chronic pain and I believe a dog...
  • Getting a clue about flu shots

    Getting a clue about flu shots
    You really should get a flu shot. But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash. Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
  • Dr. Oz plays booster for flu shots

    Dr. Oz plays booster for flu shots
    Getting a flu shot involved a bit more star power than usual as Dr. Mehmet Oz visited Advocate Medical Group's Nesset Pavilion in Park Ridge for a special event on Tuesday. Oz, host of the popular "Dr. Oz" television show, high-fived kids and hugged...
  • Flu shots may reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and even death

    Get a flu shot to ward off a case of influenza, and as an added bonus you’ll reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other type of unpleasant “cardiovascular event,” a new study finds. For some time, researchers have suspected...
  • L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season

    L.A. County confirms first flu death of 2013-2014 season
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death of the 2013-2014 influenza season. The victim, a woman who lived in the San Fernando Valley, was infected with an influenza B strain, the Department of Public Health reported Friday. The...
  • Influenza can kill a healthy child in a matter of days, study finds

    Even healthy children can come down with a case of the flu severe enough to cause death in a matter of days, according to a new report from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, children who were in good health...
  • Pictures in the News | October 25, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Newport Beach, where a bodysurfer gets launched down a wave at the Wedge, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the popular surf spot. Also in the Southland, a man...
  • William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease

    William Pollack dies at 87; helped conquer deadly Rh disease
    In the first half of the 20th century, about 10,000 American infants — and as many as 200,000 worldwide — died each year from a lethal immune reaction, called Rh disease, produced by their mother's body during childbirth. Perhaps twice that...
  • John W. Bunting III, AIDS activist

    John W. Bunting III, AIDS activist
    John W. Bunting III, a former program specialist for the state Department of Social Services who was an HIV/AIDS activist, died Nov. 5 of heart failure at his Sutton Place Apartments home. He was 69. The son of a salesman and a school teacher, John...