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Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
The yards of dank tubing in our midsections form a complex, amazing and absolutely pivotal foundation for human health. And the more that scientists come to appreciate this, the more they anticipate that future medical discoveries will come from the lowly...
Tribune reporterWilliam J. “Bill” Mueller, Lombard’s village president, died Saturday of complications from West Nile Virus, leaving a vacuum in the post he’d held in the west suburban town for nearly two decades. Mueller, 76, previously had been...
Tags: Leukemia, West Nile Virus, Lombard
Q: Why isn't there a soluble 325 mg aspirin tablet available in the U.S.? I carry two 325 mg tablets in my coin purse at all times and have read that one should take aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack, while simultaneously calling 911. Is it...
As families travel and get together during the holiday season, a lot of opportunities for illness arise. "When you're under stress, you're more likely to get sick," said Dr. Michael Knapp, with Avera Aberdeen Family Physicians. "You're trying to get...
Tags: Flu Vaccine, Symptoms, Flu, Holidays, Holiday Vacations
Watchdog with Paul MuschickYou may be eligible for up to a $30 refund if you purchased dietary supplements that federal authorities alleged were deceptively marketed by Walgreens as preventing colds, fighting germs and boosting your immune system. The refunds apply to purchases of....
HealthThe Fluzone Intradermal flu vaccine uses a needle that's 90 percent smaller than regular flu shot to deliver vaccine to the skin rather than deep into the arm muscle, resulting in less pain....
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelWhen President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, I felt a burden being released from my shoulders. When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an auto-immune disease that caused me to become intolerant of gluten. ...
Premium Health News ServiceWhether it comes in the form of a pile of unpaid bills, a contentious argument with your spouse, a worrisome health problem, or a traffic jam, stress is a part of everyday life. While some stress is inevitable, when your body repeatedly encounters a set...
Q: I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. Is there anything to this? — A.F., Castle Rock, Colo. Dear A.F.: The short answer is yes. The Chinese name for reishi...
Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Successful pancreas transplant can restore body's ability to secrete insulinPremium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is "a little damage" but nothing...
Tags: Pancreas, Insulin, Dialysis, Diabetes, Pharmaceuticals
My Pet WorldQ: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home....
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