| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In an interview with The Times, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.
The CDC chief -- along with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The games seem to get bigger as the weeks roll on, and Week 4 of the prep football season certainly fits the bill.
Local teams are trying to work out their final kinks before league play begins next month, and will do so against some stiff nonleague...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
About 100 cases of West Nile virus infection -- and a dozen deaths -- could have been prevented last year if public health officials in Dallas had kept track of the proportion of infected mosquitoes caught in traps, a new study says.
A detailed analysis...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Will County confirmed its first West Nile virus activity for 2013 at a Bolingbrook mosquito monitoring site on July 9.
Will County is one of at least 18 Illinois counties to report West Nile activity so far this year, according to a statement by the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Emmy-Award winning production designer Charles Lisanby, known for his lavish sets during the golden age of TV variety specials, died Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. He was 89.
According to his longtime agent and manager, Bob Goodman, Lisanby had recently...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Mosquitoes on both the Lake and Cook counties sides of Buffalo Grove have tested positive for the West Nile virus, village officials said.
Since the most recent mosquito traps confirmed the virus found in mid-month, the village has contracted with...
| Aug 27, 2013
Two more batches of mosquitoes in Kane County have tested positive for West Nile virus, and Geneva and St. Charles have begun conducting city-wide spraying, county and city officials said.
Three birds in the county have also tested positive for the...
| Aug 10, 2013
Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:43 PM
A transfusion of blood tainted with West Nile virus most likely caused the death of a hospitalized cancer patient in 2012, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 6:53 AM
With its annual health fair, Orland Township wants to be sure kids get all the shots they need before school starts in the fall, and have a little fun while they're at it.
The free fair, which also will offer vaccines for adults, will be Saturday from 9...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Doubt, A Parable is at its best when it has the feel of a courtroom drama. It's fun watching two strong figures engage in a battle of wits as we try to figure out what really happened.
If you're looking for any new insights, though, Doubt isn't...