| Dec 7, 2010
It's flu season: Time to get your flu shot.
For many adults and their doctors, if they discuss immunizations at all, the conversation ends there. It shouldn't. There are several vaccines that adults need, depending on their age and risk factors, to...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:11 PM
VIENNA, Austria-- A new topical gel has shown promise in helping to protect women from HIV infection, according to a study being presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.
The gel contains the antiretroviral drug tenofovir,...
| Aug 9, 2010
If your child is starting kindergarten, middle school or college this year, your back-to-school checklist includes not only pencils and notebooks, but those dreaded vaccinations. Here's a primer to make things a bit easier.
"Immunization is one of the...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 7:04 PM
Catholics who received communion at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Christmas Day may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Nassau County Health Department.
Health officials said individuals who received communion during the 10:30 a.m....
| Jan 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Churchgoers at the Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church began receiving hepatitis A vaccines today after a risk of being exposed to the disease during Christmas Day communion was discovered.
Health officials said that close to 1,300 individuals...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 7:21 PM
In 2004, our son, 2nd. Lt. Andrew Torres, USMC, died of cancer. He was 23 years old. Andrew was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy (Class of 2002), a Marine and a fine person. In the hours before his death, he asked us, his family and friends,...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:51 AM
SAN PEDRO ( KTLA) -- A contaminated IV line is being blamed for a patient contracting Hepatitis C at a San Pedro health clinic.
Officials are urging patients of the Advanced Pain Treatment and Medical Center who were treated between Jan. 16, 2006 and...
| Aug 22, 2010
| 1:40 PM
Westchester County health officials have an important warning for people who recently patronized a deli in Ossining. They say an employee may have exposed customers to Hepatitis A. The infected employee was working at the J and D Deli and Catering on...
| Sep 10, 2010
Asian Americans are known to have disproportionate numbers of liver cancers because of the high incidence of hepatitis B in that population, but new data indicate that Laotian Americans and Hmong Americans have even higher numbers and are more than...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 5:56 AM
DAYTON, Ohio -- More than 500 veterans in Ohio are being contacted by a clinic where they may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV during routine dental work, according to Ohio Veterans Affairs communications officer Todd Sledge.
The Dayton, Ohio, VA...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 3:24 PM
A non-profit organization in Grand Rapids is in the business of preventing disease by handing out syringes to drug addicts.
The program is called "Clean Works." It's a part of the Red Project Grand Rapids, and was founded back in 2000 when former...