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Developing New Guidelines on Lyme Disease

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Public comments are still being accepted, but antibiotic treatment options for children are likely to be expanded to include the use of …

Why Warning Pregnant Women Not to Drink Can Backfire

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care …

Getting the Right Care for Painful Autoimmune Conditions

Aug 19, 2019 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

A corticosteroid can quickly relieve symptoms of both polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis. But a delay could cause vision loss, a stroke or …

After 17 years, West Virginia town has access to clean water

Aug 19, 2019 • 3:33 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

O'TOOLE, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia town that spent the past 17 years living under a boil water advisory finally has access to clean water. The …

Health officials warn of spike in hepatitis A cases in Vegas

Aug 18, 2019 • 6:50 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Health officials in Las Vegas are using the word "outbreak" to describe a sharp spike in hepatitis A cases reported mostly among …

VA health care facilities to go smoke-free in October

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:40 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

MARION, Ill. (AP) - A smoking ban at Department of Veterans Affairs' health care facilities will take effect later this year. The smoke-free policy …

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

Aug 18, 2019 • 1:51 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brunhilda, a female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock, died Thursday after suffering severe kidney …

Officials probe respiratory illness at Quincy veterans' home

Aug 18, 2019 • 11:53 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - State officials are investigating several cases of communicable respiratory illness at the same state-run veterans' home in …

Student with dyslexia finds help through music

Aug 18, 2019 • 10:49 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For Katie Roddy, there is no such thing as seeing a word and sounding it out. Like others with dyslexia, Roddy's brain …

Mansfield teen is award finalist for hearing loss innovation

Aug 18, 2019 • 9:37 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman is a finalist for a national award that recognizes outstanding individuals with hearing loss. …

Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer

Aug 18, 2019 • 9:30 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

RITZVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Larry Yockey seeded 1,200 acres of wheat last fall as he always did. Following two years of bumper crops, he believed 2019 …

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

Aug 18, 2019 • 2:54 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

PARIS (AP) - Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher - all are among eight French police officers who have killed …

Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug 18, 2019 • 12:16 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware …

New Illinois license plates to help fight pediatric cancer

Aug 17, 2019 • 4:33 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' newest specialty license plate will raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation …

Arlington close on court program to address mental illness

Aug 17, 2019 • 2:42 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A Virginia county is close to starting a specialized court program to address mental illness. But The Washington Post reports …

Health officials warn restaurant customers about Hep A case

Aug 17, 2019 • 2:33 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - Public health officials say customers who ate at a Lynnwood restaurant that was shut down because of a Hepatitis A infection …

Kansas couple sue to keep son from being vaccinated

Aug 17, 2019 • 2:04 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, lawyer and his wife are suing to try to keep from having to vaccinate their 4-year-old son. The …

North Carolina county warns of toxic ponds in 12 parks

Aug 17, 2019 • 1:42 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - County officials in North Carolina have issued a warning about ponds in more than a dozen parks after tests found a toxic …

First human cases of West Nile infection in Idaho confirmed

Aug 17, 2019 • 12:47 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

WEISER, Idaho (AP) - Idaho public health authorities say they've confirmed two human cases of the West Nile virus infection. The Idaho Statesman …

Grafton appeals decision on private school tuition

Aug 17, 2019 • 11:43 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Grafton School District is asking a federal court to overturn a decision by a state administrative law judge that forced it to …