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Eleanor A. Laun, a combat nurse who served with the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, died Jan. 10 of complications from a stroke at the Charlestown retirement community. The longtime Ten Hills resident was 94. Eleanor A. McNelis...
At the far back of St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery in Homeland sits a cluster of little-known headstones for four French sailors who died in the Baltimore Harbor during World War I. On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Baltimore District of the American Legion...
Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
Associated PressWASHINGTON -- Mass production of a new vaccine that scientists believe can protect against an avian flu outbreak could begin as early as mid-September, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said yesterday. Dr....
Tags: Flu, National Government, Children, Bird Flu, Pharmaceuticals
Sun StaffThey gathered around a hotel conference table in Howard County, planning for what might be Maryland's worst public health crisis. The public health and safety experts spun a shocking scenario arising from the threat of an avian flu pandemic from Asia:...
Darlene Cook, Baltimore: If this flu is such a threat, shouldn't we avoid eating all birds and their products? How motivated are the producers to cull out their sick birds? Roylance: So far, the transmission of the avian flu virus from birds to humans...
During the late summer of 1918, Americans were gripped by news from the European front as World War I neared its end. They didn't dream that a larger, more deadly battle would soon be fought on U.S. soil. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about 500,...
Sick himself with influenza, one of Baltimore's most prominent doctors wrote a letter to the family of one of Baltimore's most promising researchers, fatally stricken as he tried to combat the 1918 influenza epidemic. In the letter, William H. Welch, the...
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
Tags: Illinois, H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine, Illnesses, Death, Houston
Sun StaffEncouraged by successes in Vietnam and elsewhere, public health experts say that quarantines, border checks and other aggressive measures to contain SARS are working and may prevent it from becoming a persistent scourge. "It sure as hell can be...
Special to SunSpotDr. Burke is professor of international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The most chilling moment of my medical career occurred in 1985, when I led a program to test incoming U.S. Army recruits for HIV,...
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