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Communities across the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are mourning the loss of a longtime Alaska Native leader. Joe Lomack of Akiachak died on Saturday at the age of 87. He was the traditional chief of the Association of Village Council Presidents, which...
When I told a friend that I would be touring Asia this summer, she interjected, "Mark and I are going to Hong Kong this year, to see family. He also wants to go to Japan, but I told him I don't want radiation babies in the future, so maybe we'll go to...
Contributing WriterEach year, nearly 42,000 American adults die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Together, influenza and pneumonia are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. In spite of these statistics, vaccination rates for influenza and pneumonia are...
Internist and Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff memberMany people believe vaccinations are relegated to childhood, but the viruses and bacteria that cause severe illness in youth can also infect adults. In fact, certain common infectious diseases, like chickenpox or flu, are more aggressive in adulthood....
Staff WriterDr. Benjamin Lehr remembers a time when El Centro stopped at Adams Avenue and the Imperial Valley convalescent home was at the end of the farmland. That is how long Lehr has practiced medicine in the Valley, for 50 years. On average Lehr said he sees...
What a thrill to see the production of "Wicked." It brought back some wonderful memories for me as I was privileged to meet the actress Margaret Hamilton, who magnificently portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 movie version of "The Wizard of...
"Do you think we're related to Jessica Brown Findlay?" one of my cousins asked the other day. We were standing in the kitchen of our Aunt Gayle's house in Georgia. "We can always hope," I chirped, even though when I look in the mirror I see absolutely...
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring. Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
The number of pertussis cases, otherwise known as whooping cough, are rising nationally, and cases locally in 2013 are up as well. Pertussis can be unknowingly spread to others, especially infants and young children, to whom it may be deadly....
This season's flu shot seemed to do little to protect people over 65 from the worst and most dominant flu strain spreading around, a small government study found. Vaccinated people in that age group had only a 9 percent lower chance of going to the doctor...
The annual kindergarten registration will be conducted at the Salisbury-Elk Lick Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 8. At the regular school board meeting on July 13, 2011, a ruling was passed that a child is eligible for...
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