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NEW YORK (AP) — Global health officials say a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to two health care workers in eastern Saudi Arabia. They say the virus has likely already spread person-to-person in...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- When it comes to cancer screenings, ignorance is not bliss. Knowledge and discussions with one's doctor can help a person decide which tests are right and when, five local physicians said Wednesday night during a panel discussion at Indiana...
WSBT-TV CorrespondentLA PORTE – A LaPorte man who contracted West Nile Virus last summer has died. Ronald Lawson never returned home after falling ill. He died Friday night at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. ''He'd have good days and he'd have his bad days,'' said his...
Tags: Nursing Homes, West Nile Virus, Stroke
C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, has died in New Hampshire at age 96. An assistant at Koop's Dartmouth institute,...
WSBT-TVTax season is in full swing, but if you’re not careful, your refund could be going into the pockets of thieves. Criminals are using stolen names and security numbers to file phony tax forms. “I had information stolen through the mail,&...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now, defense officials...
WSBT-TV800 hundred people die from it every year in the U.S. We're talking about the stomach flu. It's sounds like a simple illness, but the Indiana Department of Health has detected a new, serious strain of it in our area. It's also known as norovirus and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana, like most states, is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons in recent years, and health officials say that it's too early to tell whether the season has peaked. The season's 40 flu deaths make it Indiana's...
Influenza isn't the only type of flu Hoosiers need to worry about this season. The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that a new strain of norovirus, typically called stomach flu, is circulating throughout the U.S. and has recently made...
Tags: Gastroenteritis, Flu, Calicivirus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — AT&T's chief medical officer is warning that cellphones can easily spread the flu because they're one of the few devices that regularly come in close contact with the face. Dr. Geeta (GEE'-ta) Nayyar (NY'-ar) is urging people...
South Bend TribuneMISHAWAKA – One area hospital has decided to limit visitation to patients in light of large numbers of influenza cases. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka is restricting visitation to its facilities, according to public relations...
WSBT-TVDoctors are always telling people to get a flu shot, especially children and the elderly, but that vaccination, while helpful, doesn't always guarantee you'll avoid coming down with certain flu-like symptoms. “In the blink of an eye your child can...
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