| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund DEAR CHRIS: Settle a bet I have with my husband. He says love might be a good thing …...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Several isolated cases of whooping cough have been reported in Naperville Unit District 203, according to officials. The cases have been isolated, but the district …...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Reported cases of whooping cough in McHenry County are on the decline, leaving health officials optimistic that the worst outbreak on record is beginning to …...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Virginia's health department wants all adults to be vaccinated against pertussis, or "whooping cough." Though outbreaks of the respiratory tract infection have been stable in Eastern Virginia, cases have doubled statewide in the past few years.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Q: I've been battling a common cold this week. One night, in desperation, I coated the soles of my feet with Vicks, and the cough subsided. I have no idea how that could work, but I don't care. I slept!
A: We are as mystified as you are about this...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:51 AM
PETOSKEY — While the early spring warm-up has been a welcome relief from the winter chill, it’s causing many to suffer. So if you’re sneezing and wheezing, you can probably blame Mother Nature.
“It appears tree pollen season is...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Allergy season is upon us and in New Orleans you've probably noticed. A new report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranks The Big Easy as being the 14th worst city in the nation for allergies.
"People always aks when the move to New...
| Jan 1, 2012
Only Shalom Auslander would call a novel "Hope: A Tragedy." But then, what else would you expect from an author whose last book, a memoir, was titled "Foreskin's Lament"? There, he recalled his Orthodox Jewish upbringing,...
| Jan 6, 2012
Whooping cough, or pertussis, infects babies, children and adults and looks a lot like the common cold at first — runny nose, sneezing and a mild cough or fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After one to two...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Three letters a diagnosis that builds until a baby can't breathe. In adults it's just a common cold. For babies and toddlers it can be deadly.
Deralyn Pullins' mother, an intensive care nurse, is used to sitting by a patient's bedside, not her baby...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It's synonymous with comfort.
Chicken noodle soup can warm you up on cold winter days, and many believe it also provides relief from the common cold.
So when it's made from scratch and has been a menu staple for years, no wonder the recipe has a...
| Feb 20, 2012
Now that we're deep into the cold and flu season, it's safe to assume that germs are hiding pretty much everywhere — the keypad at the grocery store checkout, the handrail on the bus, the air around that miserable-looking co-worker.