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We all know that every day, people in Mexico come across the border in pursuit of something they can't find in their country. What you may not know is that every day, people in the United States go across the border to Mexico for the same reason. They...
Contributing WriterEach year, nearly 42,000 American adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Together, influenza and pneumonia are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. In spite of these statistics, vaccination rates for influenza and pneumonia are...
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
The number of flu-related deaths in South Dakota this past season has been the highest since 2004. There were 38 influenza-related deaths in the 2012-13 flu season as of April 27, the latest report, said state Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger. In 2004,...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
The next time you are suffering from a sinus infection or earache, or need a flu shot or sports physical, you will find a growing number of alternatives to making a traditional appointment to see your family doctor. Consider the north side of Mishawaka...
Vision, hearing tests The Department of Health offers vision and hearing screenings in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and also for students new to Anne Arundel county schools. Student in the following...
There have been no reported cases of the new H7N9 avian flu in the U.S., officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Friday. In China, however, the numbers of victims continue to creep up, with 16 people in four provinces having been...
South Dakota is being hit hard by the flu this season, with cases, hospitalizations and deaths about double least season’s totals. There have been nearly 950 confirmed cases of influenza in South Dakota this season, more than 330 hospitalizations...
Tribune Media ServicesA recent headline in the Wall Street Journal noted, "More doctors dismissing patients who refuse vaccines for their children." This story was especially interesting to me, as I now only accept new patients who plan to vaccinate their children. This was...
L.A. NOWThree more influenza-related deaths in San Diego County have pushed the seasonal total to 43, the second highest on record, county health officials reported Wednesday. But "on a positive note," new lab-confirmed flu cases declined for the fourth...
ATLANTA (AP) — It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group. The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older against the harsh strain of the...
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