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Electron microscope image of the smallpox virus. (Photo by Getty Images)

Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room

CDC examining vials to determine if the viruses are dead or alive.

07/08/2014

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Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+

Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/22/2014

Research suggests half of people diagnosed with cancer today will live for at least another ten years. (Getty Images)

Cancer Tipping Point? Study Says Half Of Those Diagnosed With Cancer Today Will Survive

Health experts predict that even the deadliest of cancers may one day be treated as chronic conditions.

04/29/2014

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Study: Having Shingles May Increase Risk Of Having Stroke

According to a new study, having shingles may increase the risk of having a stroke.

01/06/2014

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CDC Issues Travel Health Advisory For St. Martin

U.S. health officials have issued a travel advisory for the Caribbean island of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne disease.

12/18/2013

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Studies Test How Early In Life To Peek Inside DNA

Fully mapping someone’s genes to look for health risks is full of ethical challenges.

10/07/2013

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Pay It Forward Friday: Walk To Defeat ALS

Join the Journey! Welcome to my personal fundraising page as a member of Ed’s Journey, a Walk Team dedicated to my Father-In-Law, Ed Vetter. Make a donation as a virtual walker or join my team […]

92.9 The Game–09/12/2013

Dr. Jose Antonio Leon takes a blood sample for a quick HIV test, during an activity sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to celebrate the World Condom Day, in Mexico City, on Feb. 11, 2011. (credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers Find Mysterious New AIDS-Like Disease

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV.

08/25/2012

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Bald Eagle Deaths Investigated

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say eight bald eagles found dead on a lake near the Georgia-South Carolina border died of a disease linked to an invasive weed. The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/JmXUlA) that the deaths were the […]

WAOK-AM–04/19/2012

September Is Sickle Cell Disease Month

Sickle Cell Disease is a blood disorder that affects red blood cells and can inhibit their ability to deliver oxygen throughout the body.

09/16/2010