| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:28 PM
What’s the best way to protect yourself and others from influenza? Medical professionals say getting a flu shot could save your life and others.
The debate wages on whether or not getting the shot helps to fight the flu.
According to the CDC, it...
| Jun 15, 2013
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
A crowded Chicago cafe. Customers sit elbow to elbow.
A man coughs.
I turn my head toward the hacker. So do several others. Our eyes aim for him like bullets.
Kill the germ spitter!
The man ignores our glares, returns to studying his laptop...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
If your officemates have been dropping like flies from the flu like the rest of the world, the Allentown Health Bureau has good news. It's not too late to get a free flu shot. The shots will be offered at Alliance Hall at 245 N. Sixth St. on Thursday from...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jan 15, 2013
The latest flu epidemic has many people in a near-panic. But it's important to know the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to fighting the influenza virus.
"This is one of the worst flu seasons we've seen in Illinois in about a decade,"...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:25 AM
My running partner asked me if I'd been to New York City recently on business. "I'm trying not to go there right now," I answered. "Why?" she wondered. "I don't want to be around so many people, especially on the bus. I'm trying not to catch the flu."...
| May 28, 2013
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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
A 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.
| Mar 29, 2013
The Department of Health offers free, confidential testing and counseling for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Call for an appointment at the Annapolis center 410-222-7493; Glen Burnie center 410-222-6636 or Parole 410-222-7248....
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:48 PM
As general manager of Palm Garden, Pete Burckhard had a choice of letting a sick chef work or closing the restaurant early.
He made the decision to close.
"You still have to do business, but you can't take the chance of infecting the public," he...