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  • Commentary: Inoculating against flu-season myths

    This season, you could protect yourself from the flu by holding your breath on elevators and avoiding touching handrails, doorknobs, faucets, arm rests, keyboards, money, mail and anyone wishing to shake your hand.
  • Carnett: The early, subtle signs Parkinson's

    "You don't suppose he knows he has it, do you?" I whispered to my wife. We were checking in with an agent this past summer in Vancouver, B.C., preparing to board an Alaska cruise ship. The man waiting on us was obviously retired and working in a part-...

    Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention

    The Crowd: Celebrating champions of disease prevention
    Here are some sobering facts. Despite all of the advances in science and medicine, more than 7,000 types of rare diseases affect the human condition. These rare diseases affect some 30 million Americans and, worldwide, an estimated 350 million people....

    Zov's Irvine restaurant closes briefly after diners get sick

    County health officials briefly shut down Zov's restaurant in Irvine on Wednesday after diners were sickened by a bacteria traced to the location, authorities said. Four people who ate at Zov's between Sept. 16 and 22 were infected with shigella, a form...