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Tribune Media ServicesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 46-year-old woman and have never had a urinary tract infection before, but think I may have one now. Do I need to be seen by a physician for treatment? What causes UTIs? ANSWER: Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is generally a...
If your eyes are itching and your nose is running, chances are you know that allergy season already is starting up. So what's an allergy sufferer to do to make it through? Dr. Anju Peters, a fellow allergy sufferer and an associate professor of medicine...
One of my favorite calls in practice was to treat an uncomplicated case of milk fever. Some vets might not share that view. The reason was that for most dairies, like the ones I worked with, these milk fevers would first be detected when the farmer...
The month is roaring in like a lion. After last year's drought conditions in the Upper Midwest, farmers certainly appreciate the largesse of white stuff. For the gardeners eager to get out there and dig in the mud, spring may seem farther away than ever....
Tags: Chills, Gardening, Hobbies, University of Chicago, Long Island
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,"...
On day four of the eyeball-punching ache that invaded my frontal cortex, I thought things were under control. But sickness is a slippery, devilish thing. I usually live life undetected by the bugs and viruses and bacteria with the scary-sounding Latin...
The Hartford CourantGeno Auriemma said Saturday that he probably won't find out until Sunday morning how badly sophomore guard Brianna Banks is injured. Inserted into Saturday's 71-65 win over St. John's midway through the first half, she played for just one minute and...
With much of the snow melting, and labeling of the chemical products registered for prairie dogs allowing use for some time yet, some opportunity remains this winter for control. Before initiating chemical control measures however, landowners would be...
Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
Tags: Chills, Vaccines, Coughing, Charles Street, Disease Prevention
It's flu season in Baltimore. A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion. "The worst part — the fever...
One of the most common, and potentially dangerous, misconceptions about the flu is that it's "just a bad cold." No, it isn't. Some of the symptoms are the same, but influenza is much more dangerous. Each year, some 200,000 Americans are hospitalized,...
Tags: Chills, Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industry, Health
Recently, after a couple of days of feeling a bit run down, I groused to my wife that I didn't feel bad enough to miss work, just bad enough to make work a lot harder than usual. "It might be nice to feel bad enough to have to stay home," I said...
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