There are a lot of questions surrounding the H1N1 pandemic flu virus and its local implications. Here are some answers.
SEATTLE — It’s known that swine flu is a fairly contagious disease. What’s been less clear is just how quickly the H1N1 virus gets transmitted in homes and schools — and how effective vaccines would be in containing a widespread outbreak.
My favorite thing about yoga classes — other than the part at the end when you get to lie down and act like a corpse — is that the instructors always remind me to breathe. Pretty much without fail, whenever I get the cue “Don’t hold your breath,” I am. And as soon as I go for a deep, belly-expanding inhale, I feel amazingly able and at ease.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s call for an overhaul of the nation’s health care system gained fresh momentum with the introduction of long-delayed Senate legislation to rein in spiraling medical costs and require nearly everyone to carry health insurance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, says the most in-depth attempt yet to assess the brain-destroying illness — and it’s an ominous forecast as the population grays.
For a sports fan, this September is a bit like Christmas. The NFL season is starting, and the speed, power and grace of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is on display. At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams tore through the field as usual, before self-destructing. Baseball is heading toward the playoffs; the superhuman Albert Pujols has a shot at the Triple Crown. The majestic Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame, and it won’t be long before Kobe and LeBron are back on the floor.
CHICAGO — From Facebook to YouTube to personal blogs, future doctors are crossing the line — and getting in trouble.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus heard some encouraging words today from a key centrist Democrat as he opened the second day of a committee meeting to debate and vote on his sweeping health overhaul bill.
CHICAGO — Three years after she made medical history and was freed from painful insulin injections, 9-year-old Lilly Jaffe is just beginning to understand how much her story changed the course of diabetes research and treatment.