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The number of older people hospitalized with the flu has risen sharply, prompting federal officials to take unusual steps to make more flu medicines available and to urge wider use of them as soon as symptoms appear. The U.S. is about halfway through...
Chicago Tribune reportersAt Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, the staff is working extra shifts, and emergency room waits for patients can last up to two hours in the worst flu season emergency department director Ginger Diven has ever seen. "Things are...
Tags: Pneumonia, Diseases and Illnesses, Pharmaceuticals, Flu, Health
Staff WriterRichard Heyman was a gay man living in Key West and he made headlines back in 1983. That was the year he became the first openly gay mayor in the United States, right on the cusp of the AIDS epidemic and in the wake of the Anita Bryant campaign just one...
Tags: Harvey Milk, Politics, Civil Rights, Gays and Lesbians, Key West
Every flu season, doctors instruct their patients in the basics of respiratory etiquette: To limit spread of the disease, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and practice good hygiene. The practices are based on the belief that the flu and...
I was recently following an online conversation relating to genetically modified crops. It appears that one of the biggest voices against genetically modified organisms, sometimes referred to as GMOs, has come out with the realization that maybe the...
Tags: Genetics, Genetic Engineering
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of low-income preschoolers who qualify as obese or "extremely obese" has dropped over the last decade, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Although the decline was only "modest" and...
PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard's action plan to combat the mountain pine beetle infestation in the Black Hills has earned a 2012 Innovations Award from the Council for State Governments. The Governor's Black Hills Forest Initiative was recognized as an...
FrameworkBrazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a...
ReporterSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Centers for Disease Control now calls it an epidemic and the Ozarks is no exception. Influenza numbers continue to climb across the country as we deal with vaccine and treatment shortages. On average, February tends to be when...
For once, Chicago has beaten New York in a competition that the Windy City had no desire to win. Chicago ended 2012 with more homicides than New York. No one cheers for that. Chicago, with only a third of New York's population, ended 2012 with 506...
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The battle against mountain pine beetles will once again be a top priority for many in 2013. Wednesday the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board met and had a chance to touch bases with local lawmakers. State Senator Craig...
Tags: Larry Craig
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