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Q: What are the symptoms of feline leukemia? How can I protect my cat against it if I have to board her with other cats? A: Great questions, because feline leukemia is incurable, surprisingly common, highly contagious and a leading cause of death for...
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....
HealthThe role of hospice in the dying process....
April is sexually transmitted disease Awareness Month, an annual event calling attention to STDs in the United States. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations an opportunity to address ways to prevent...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, AIDS, HIV, Health, Pharmaceuticals
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
News briefs from the Tri-Cities. Geneva District 304 renames building to honor Coultrap The Geneva Community Unit School District 304 Board of Education has voted to change the name of the central office on Fourth Street to the Coultrap...
It is that time of year again. I’m not talking about allergy season. I’m not talking about time to treat your pets for fleas and ticks. It is the season for the dreaded and deadly parvovirus. Most pet owners have heard quite a bit about this...
Horses worldwide face a serious threat from equine herpesvirus (EHV), a common cause of equine respiratory disease. In fact, they are three times more likely to get rhinopneumonitis caused by EHV than flu caused by equine influenza virus (EIV). To...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
Tags: Allergies, Diseases and Illnesses, Medical Research, AIDS, HIV
Philadelphia United Baptist cemetery upkeep Philadelphia United Baptist in Brodhead has taken over the upkeep of the cemetery. Send any donations to Philadelphia United Baptist Church, 834 Bryant Ridge Road, Brodhead, KY 40409. If you wish to put a...
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We've all heard that vaccines can lead to autism. But we've also heard that it's just a myth. And almost every health expert disputes the vaccine-autism link, as do numerous studies. But it's always in your mind: Am I doing the right thing? Some parents...
South Dakota is being hit hard by the flu this season, with cases, hospitalizations and deaths about double least season’s totals. There have been nearly 950 confirmed cases of influenza in South Dakota this season, more than 330 hospitalizations...
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