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  • Avian Flu (N7N9) Makes Leap from Bird to Man

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 26, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Do you remember the H1N1 swine flu that made tens of millions sick and killed thousands of people in 2009? Well, one if its cousins, a bird flu with the name H7N9, is causing some death and consternation in China.

    This strain has long been circulating among birds, but since...

  • COSTLY MEDICINE

    By Annie Korzen

    July 5, 2011 | 11:50 am

    I had a buzzing in my ears, and the doctor gave me a prescription for a nasal spray.  When the pharmacist told me it would cost $135, I was one flabbergasted frugalista!  This was not a medicine that the doctor guaranteed would cure me.  It was more a case of ‘Try this.  It might...

  • In Sickness and Health

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    While bathing and dressing her disabled husband, Harlan, Mary Ann Nation often remembers her wedding day 32 years ago. "When I was 18 and standing before that judge ... I didn't say to myself, 'Oh ... this is for life, in sickness and health, but it is," she said. "It's sickness and...

  • Oy Vey Iz Mir!

    By Dr. David Schechter

    November 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "But mom, I feel too sick to go to school today. My tummy hurts, my throat hurts, I feel hot," moans 7-year-old Adam. His mother kisses his forehead and replies, "Adam, you feel cool as a cucumber! You're probably not sick, you're nervous about making friends at your new school. But...

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