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US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.

12/03/2012

Tennessee newspaper ends presidential endorsements

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Knoxville News Sentinel has ended a decades-old tradition of endorsing presidential candidates, saying it no longer has any special access to the candidates. Editor Jack McElroy said in a column […]

10/15/2012

Meningitis outbreak toll: 119 cases, 11 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Tuesday. New […]

10/09/2012

Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in […]

10/08/2012

Summitt says she was not forced out by Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt said Friday it was her decision to step down as coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team and she never believed athletic director Dave Hart forced her out. Summitt, […]

10/05/2012

Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid

NEW YORK (AP) – Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly […]

10/05/2012

Doc: 'First time I've ever seen anything like this' (video)

A rare meningitis outbreak has infected 35 people in six states, health officials warn. All received steroid injections, a fairly typical treatment. One New York anesthesiologist says, “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything […]

10/04/2012

FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials ramped up warnings Thursday about a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis, urging doctors and hospitals not to use any […]

10/04/2012

Rare US meningitis outbreak grows, 5 dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five states. Dr. Robert Latham, chief of […]

10/04/2012

Rare meningitis cases up to 26 in 5 states, 4 die

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Health officials say a rare meningitis outbreak has sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections for back pain. Four people have died. Eighteen of the cases – and […]

10/03/2012

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