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The mosquito responsible for the West Nile virus flourished during the summer's record heat and drought. Now, officials are concerned about emerging signs that a widespread outbreak may be on the horizon in Illinois. Updated figures from the state...
When you grow up taking care of other people, it's understandable that you might put taking care of yourself last on the list. Until, of course, you absolutely have to put yourself on the list. The kidney transplant list. A colleague, Carla Hubbard,...
CNNDALLAS, Tex. -- Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings declared Wednesday that the city is facing an emergency as the West Nile virus spreads, killing at least 14 people in Texas and 26 nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
Contributing columnistA friend and I were chatting over lunch the other day and she mentioned that one of her dogs had canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Having seen an article on this subject in a recent dog magazine, I made a mental note to look it up and let my...
Brown County has reported four of the state's nine West Nile virus cases detected in humans, according to the South Dakota. In addition, Brown County had a West Nile blood donor case, as did Edmunds. Seven have been detected in the state. Also, Brown...
With the extreme heat, and even in less extreme temperatures, those who spend any time outside must stay properly hydrated. Some drinks are better than others, and some people need more fluids than others, says Dr. Marc I. Leavey, an internist at Mercy...
Dr. James W. West stood on the cutting edge of medicine in the middle of the 20th century and recognized "it sounded bizarre to remove an organ from a dead person and expect it to work." He was part of a team of surgeons who helped change that perception...
Q13 Fox News OnlineSeattle's Woodland Park Zoo’s last tiger died Friday. JoJo, a 20-year-old, female Sumatran tiger, was euthanized following a period of physical decline and age-related kidney failure, the zoo said. The elderly tiger had lived with kidney disease...
Tags: Kidney, Renal Failure
The Baltimore SunI knew that having kids would change my relationship with our pets, no matter how much I tried to avoid it. But based on the amount of time the cats have spent glaring at me lately, I think I underestimated how much it would change. Our three cats --...
The blistering and almost unbearable heat during the past couple of weeks has directed my attention to an extremely serious and potentially deadly condition: dehydration. The type of weather we have been experiencing, with temperatures above 90 degrees...
Tags: Health, Diseases and Illnesses, Vomiting, Pets, Diabetes
Contributing columnistWriter’s note:┐Warning! Pets should be kept indoors when fireworks are being set off. Animals’ ears are very sensitive and the explosions are painful. Most pets run and get lost if left outdoors. Do not take your pet to the big fireworks...
Tags: Health, Pets, Symptoms, Heart and Circulatory System
In Virginia, fewer than half the population has dental insurance. Now Delta Dental of Virginia has launched a foundation to improve access to dental care and consequently to improve the health of the state's residents. It has seeded the Delta Dental of...
Tags: Health, Diseases and Illnesses, Diabetes, Dental Health, Cancer
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