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Jeffrey Young

A Deadly Virus Is Sweeping America. No, Not That One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

A deadly virus is poised to sweep across America and could claim thousands of lives this year. It's especially dangerous for the most vulnerable membe...

Ignorance Kills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

When fiction becomes confused with fact, we sever our critical tether to reality. The conclusions from years of careful research, scrutinized by competing scientists and published in peer-reviewed journals carry no more weight with the public than the random thoughts of a bloated pundit.

The Parenting Fear I Couldn't Escape -- And Still Apologize For

Julia Fierro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Julia Fierro

We laugh about it now. Still, I find myself apologizing now and then, despite the years that have passed, because I haven't completely forgiven myself.

Coming to Public Transportation Near You: The Flu

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Denise Mattson

It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.

Deadly Flu Outbreak Reminds Doctors Of Swine Flu Pandemic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Health News

A flu outbreak targeting otherwise-healthy adults has medical experts pleading for the public to get vaccinated. Hospital workers in Ann Arbor, Mic...

Seasonal Flu Widespread In Nearly Half Of US

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Marina Lopes NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it a...

Alaska Patient Dies from H1N1 'Swine Flu'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

A young adult who tested positive for the H1N1 flu strain has died at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Flu season is impacting Alaska la...

LOOK: 9-Year-Old With Swine Flu Saved By Once-Impossible Transplant

Posted 08.06.2013 | Good News

A little boy who spent nearly 500 days in the hospital just successfully underwent a kidney transplant once thought to be impossible. Nine-year-old...

CDC Harnesses Technology to Protect People and Save Lives

Carlos Dominguez | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Carlos Dominguez

I was in Mexico when the H1N1 influenza pandemic began to make international news several years ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists and health experts were racing against the clock to develop a vaccine and accelerate its manufacture. They harnessed immense amounts of data and used cutting-edge technology, which is always a great way to get my attention. As a technology evangelist, I'm always investigating intriguing problems with innovative solutions. What other technological developments were going on at CDC, I wondered?

Swine Flu Study Links Ethnicity, Vulnerability To Virus

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British and Chinese scientists have found a genetic variant which explains why Chinese populations may be more vulnerable to the H1...

The Flu Thrives Without Paid Sick Days

Debra L. Ness | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Debra L. Ness

It is during public health crises like these that we are reminded of the grave consequences of our country's failure to let workers earn paid sick days.

Lynne Peeples

Bioterror Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature, As U.S. Funding Withers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

Mexican Media Warn Of Alarming Increase In Swine Flu

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Three years after swine flu closed Mexico City and caused an international scare, the Mexican government and local media are at od...

Lynne Peeples

Flu Pandemics May Be Linked To Weather Patterns, Researchers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

A shifting global climate pattern could portend a flu pandemic, and possibly an opportunity to stop the virus early, a study suggests. The link, a...

Lack of Paid Sick Days May Claim Latino Lives

Elisa Batista | Posted 02.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Elisa Batista

To Latino workers, really, all American workers, I say enough is enough. We can't afford to see what will happen the next time a flu pandemic sweeps our nation.

A Hidden Epidemic

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ray Suarez

Like any society on earth, the United States has to decide how to spend public money. Simple as that: economy, from a Greek word meaning household man...

8 Handshake Alternatives to Ward off the Flu

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

With flu season already upon us, I can't stop thinking about President Obama's shared chest bump with a Naval Academy graduate. That was when I added...

How Many 'Top Priority' Issues Does Obama Have?

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic Is Over

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started c...

WHO Chief Says Swine Flu Is Still A Pandemic

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says swine flu is still a pandemic even though the period of most intense activity appears to...

Swine Flu and You: Emotional Epidemiology

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

The only preventative measures that actually prevent disease are vaccinations. Our world is an immeasurably better place since the advent of vaccines.

Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

Even the Low Maintenance Are High Maintenance

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith C. Carroll

I remember telling an acquaintance about how fortunate I felt for having such an easy baby. The woman looked at me and said, "It's not luck. God only gives us what we can handle."

Eco Etiquette: 5 Green Ways To Fight That Cold

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. It seems like every time ...

The Whooping Cough of Aspen Fashion Week

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Meredith C. Carroll

Despite my fashion allergy, that someone thought to credential me for Aspen Fashion Week has piqued my interest enough that I might just pick up my laminate and attend an event or two.