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Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
The yards of dank tubing in our midsections form a complex, amazing and absolutely pivotal foundation for human health. And the more that scientists come to appreciate this, the more they anticipate that future medical discoveries will come from the lowly...
The problems of a 10-year-old sound something like this. "Can I pleeeaaase have an email account?" pleads Lindsey Duquette, jumping up and down in front of her mom, Pam Duquette, in the family kitchen in Sparks. "All my friends have email." It's...
Tags: Omar Minaya, Baseball, Health, Steroids, Dialysis
Tribune reporterWilliam J. “Bill” Mueller, Lombard’s village president, died Saturday of complications from West Nile Virus, leaving a vacuum in the post he’d held in the west suburban town for nearly two decades. Mueller, 76, previously had been...
Tags: Leukemia, Lombard, West Nile Virus
HealthThe Fluzone Intradermal flu vaccine uses a needle that's 90 percent smaller than regular flu shot to deliver vaccine to the skin rather than deep into the arm muscle, resulting in less pain....
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelWhen President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, I felt a burden being released from my shoulders. When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an auto-immune disease that caused me to become intolerant of gluten. ...
Los Angeles TimesTreat HIV now, don’t delay: That’s the new advice from the International Antiviral Society-USA, in a shift from earlier recommendations that called for waiting until a patient’s immune system showed serious damage. Studies show that...
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
As horse owners it is our responsibility to provide optimal standards of care for them. An effective health management plan will involve proper nutrition, parasite management, and routine hoof and dental care. Vaccinations are also a valuable tool for...
Tags: Vaccines, Health, Flu, Tetanus, Health and Safety at Work
Watchdog with Paul MuschickYou may be eligible for up to a $30 refund if you purchased dietary supplements that federal authorities alleged were deceptively marketed by Walgreens as preventing colds, fighting germs and boosting your immune system. The refunds apply to purchases of....
The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby beluga whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking. The whale, already dehydrated and disoriented, soon...
Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently chose Justin Campbell, LPN, a nurse in the emergency department, as the recipient of the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for the first half of 2012. Denise Carter, nurse manager of the emergency department and...
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