WASHINGTON — The nation’s transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.
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TAYLOR, B.C.—Folklore says a bulb of garlic will repel a vampire, but a northwestern B.C. community believes the pungent vegetable is the answer to fighting a smaller but equally blood-thirsty pest.
The District of Taylor has approved a pilot project to apply an environmentally-friendly but potent garlic solution to several areas around town in hopes of wiping out mosquitoes.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A music therapist at a Michigan children’s hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients’ parents and other loved ones.
LOS ANGELES — Beware: “Pokemon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.
If you are a senior with a mental health issue, there are treatment options and strategies that can help:
- Talk to your family doctor
They can be a great resource and can link you to other professionals, if needed.
If you are in distress, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, call 9-1-1, or contact a crisis line.
WASHINGTON It’s cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because their mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks.
Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help.
WASHINGTON Federal health officials have cleared a wearable heart-zapping device for children who are at risk of deadly irregular heartbeats.
ORLANDO, Fla. Many cancer treatments have a dark side ‚Äî they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care.
TORONTO Seth Glick was inspired by moustaches grown by his friends when he decided to ditch his razor for charity, but his reasons for sporting a “mo” cut even deeper.
“Unlike other charities, it wasn’t one run or one event ‚Äî it was the whole month,” said the Edmonton-based realtor, who has participated in the annual Movember campaign for six years.
The Northwestern Health Unit will offer ’flu shots from mid-October until the end of November.
At the beginning of October, you can make your plan to get a ’flu shot by: