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The Swampby Mark Silva It was said, in the days after 9/11, that then-President George W. Bush had become "Comforter-in-Chief,'' holding America's hand at a grievous time. If that's the model, in the midst of a flu outbreak that has quadrupled......
Tags: United States, George W. Bush, Human Body, Health, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva As the confirmed cases of swine flu, a.k.a. H1N1 virus, in the United States climbed from 20 Monday morning to more than 140 today, President Barack Obama has tried to portray a sense of concern but calm......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated with response This is what President Barack Obama wanted to talk about this week: Health care. The president was attempting to build a sense of momentum for reform, with the House promising a vote by......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsPalm Beach County officials on Tuesday plan to go to Boca Raton Elementary School to draw attention to their call for students to get vaccinated for the swine flu virus. Health Department Director Dr. Alina Alonso and County Commissioner Steven......
Tags: Education, Schools, Sports, Swine Flu, Hospitals and Clinics
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
The latest flu epidemic has many people in a near-panic. But it's important to know the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to fighting the influenza virus. "This is one of the worst flu seasons we've seen in Illinois in about a decade,"...
Tags: Tamiflu (drug), Flu Vaccine, Vaccines, Chemical Industry, Fever
The publication of Alfred Sommer's new memoir, "10 Lessons in Public Health," comes precisely 30 years after the publication of the most important thing he's ever written: "Increased mortality in children with mild vitamin A deficiency," a report of a...
The pessimist might be tempted to look at mankind's most turbulent history since history began and be discouraged about the future. Many evils have been perpetrated by humans, including wars, genocide and massacres. Despite the sometimes tragic nature...
While I may not be a political junkie, I certainly am an enthusiastic recreational user. But I think I’m ready to quit. I’m tired, I’m disgusted, and I’m saddened that everyone involved is acting so abominably. The body of the...
And now, she is the patient. For decades, as a surgeon, researcher, professor and medical celebrity of sorts, Susan Love has led the charge against breast cancer and for women's health. She served on President Clinton's cancer advisory board. She set up a...
What people go through to live their lives — war and terror, disease and pain, poverty and hunger, long journeys across continents and oceans, loss and heartbreak — always leaves me awed and humbled. You hear a story, like the one I'm offering...
NANGALE, Tanzania — Only about half the dogs Anna Czupryna is studying in Tanzania have names. Dogs are different here. They are foragers and night watchmen who are treated more like livestock than pets. But when the dogs of north-central Tanzania...
Tags: Rabies, Teaching and Learning, Entertainment, Vaccines, Rentals
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