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Preventative Medicine (INACTIVE)

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  • Pakistan evicts Save the Children foreign workers

     
    Pakistani authorities have ordered foreign workers with the Save the Children aid group to leave the country, after alleging ties between the group and a Pakistani doctor enlisted by the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden....
  • Free shots of required whooping cough vaccine available next week

     
    Free pertussis vaccines are available next week to students enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The vaccine, also called Tdap, is required of all students, starting in 7th grade, for admission to class....
  • Battling polio outbreak

     
    Mobile crew sprays cloud of insect killing DDT in alleys of Santa Monica following outbreak of polio....
  • Flu-related deaths total 43 in San Diego County, a near-record

     
    Three 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...
  • Review: A rowdy, shaggy night for Bad Religion at the Echo

    Review: A rowdy, shaggy night for Bad Religion at the Echo
    Wednesday night was probably the first time a singer used the phrase “hemagglutinin” onstage at the Echo. Longtime L.A. punk fans know that can mean only one thing -- local heroes Bad Religion were playing a rare club-sized show, and its...
  • The Cutting Edge

    The Cutting Edge
    When Dr. Amir Abolhoda recently performed robot-assisted lung cancer surgery at UC Irvine Medical Center — the first procedure of its kind in Orange County — it marked the latest leap in the fast-evolving field of robotics. The minimally...
  • Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio

    Hilary Koprowski dies at 96; developed oral vaccine for polio
    Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96. Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
  • Shiitake DIY: How to grow beloved mushrooms at home

    Shiitake DIY: How to grow beloved mushrooms at home
    On a ridge in Echo Park, the fungus kingdom has established a small beachhead in Mary Steffens’ side yard. She’s growing shiitake, the iconic tree mushroom native to China and beloved in Japan. For many backyard mycologists, shiitake was the...
  • Whooping cough cases rise

    Reported cases of whooping cough have tripled since last year, according to state health officials, with the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles region seeing sizable increases in patients. In California, there have been 584...
  • Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103

    Leila Denmark dies at 114; pediatrician practiced until she was 103
    Dr. Leila Daughtry Denmark, a Georgia pediatrician who was the country's oldest known practicing physician when she retired at 103, died Sunday at her daughter's home in Athens, Ga., her family announced. She was 114. Denmark was the world's fourth-...
  • Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus

    Thomas C. Peebles dies at 89; doctor isolated measles virus
    Dr. Thomas C. Peebles, a World War II bomber pilot who isolated the measles virus, setting the stage for development of the vaccine that freed the world from the deadly scourge, died July 8 at his home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was 89. Peebles also...