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As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24). Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
Tags: Polio, Malaria, Tuberculosis, AIDS
Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...
So, the big story this episode is Leslie and Ben's engagement party, to which Leslie has invited both of Ben's very estranged parents. Things seem to be going ok after Ben's mom arrives (and is promptly given a glass of wine) but then Ben's dad shows...
For the first time in history, slightly more than half of newborn Americans are people of color. It is projected that by 2050, the majority of Americans will be from minority populations. This demographic shift has serious implications on a myriad of...
This month, leaders from around the globe announced a road map for ending preventable child deaths within a generation. Essentially, the ambitious plan aims to assure that every child has the same opportunity for a fifth birthday and a future beyond...
It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...
It had been years since I'd had a head cold. I've had a couple of sinus infections that laid me out, but somehow I'd managed to avoid the common cold. I hate colds. I've had broken bones and I've had colds and I can stand before you and say, without fear...
History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects? Interns and...
St. Louis Post-DispatchEach year 90,000 parents in the U.S. confront the profound suffering that follows the death of a child or adolescent. Some of those rely on faith to help them through their grief. Others look to psychiatrists, who offer therapy or prescribe...
Although polio has been reduced to its lowest level in history, three countries still have polio transmission — Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last year 223 polio cases were reported. So far in 2013 there have been 19 cases, according to the...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThere's a chill in the air at City Theatre. And that's not just because the thermostat seemed to be set unnaturally low when "Abigail 1702" opened at City Theatre on May 10. According to Abigail, the play's title character, a heart-wrenching chill...
Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Minn.An unknown citizen turned in picric acid gauze pads to the Fergus Falls Fire Department at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fergus Falls police. The Crow Wing County Bomb Squad was contacted and technicians planned to detonate the substance today at...
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