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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 sky is falling, the sky is falling. That's the message shrieked by President Barack Obama about those mandated federal spending cuts called "sequestration." And not only is the sky falling, but it's not his fault. He's like the kid standing in front...
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...
Tags: Firearms, Disease Prevention, Government, Politics, Glenn Beck
Keith Green knows that physicians read books and take classes on how to provide the best health care for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But Green, chairman of the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, also knows that too many...
Tags: Heart Disease, World AIDS Day, HIV, Asthma, Diabetes
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...
Dinners planned Elks Lodge 278, at 326 N. Jonathan St., will offer chicken and fish dinners Friday night and Saturday at 6 p.m. and next weekend, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26. Revival is this weekend Greater Campher Temple, 125 Bethel...
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: Disease Prevention, Demographics, England, Research, Teachers
The Hartford CourantProtein Sciences Corp., the Meriden-based drug research and development firm with a long and colorful history in Connecticut, is investing millions of dollars in a new manufacturing facility for its flu vaccine — in Rockland County, N.Y. The...
It'sfluseason again. In case you aren't aware, influenza is bad again this year. I've known several people already to get the infection and it sounds like it must be a pretty nasty strain. Influenza, or flu, is caused by the influenzavirus. The...
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village. But when you ask 19-...
Drink lemonade, save a lion. That, more or less, was the pitch made by two Gold Coast kids who set up a beverage stand on their front porch during this year's Air and Water Show to benefit the Lincoln Park Zoo's anti-rabies program near Tanzania's...
Tags: Tanzania, Rabies, Lincoln Park Zoo
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