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Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Emails reveal high-ranking Michigan officials were aware of a link between Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s water.

February 04, 2016 12:17 pmLoading…
Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

LANSING, Mich. — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

February 04, 2016 12:17 pm Photos

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Pendleton prisoners sue Indiana over cases of tuberculosis

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of inmates at Pendleton Correctional Facility in central Indiana are suing the state after cases of tuberculosis at the prison.

January 11, 2016 12:50 pmLoading…
Study shows overall decline in rate of kids' asthma in US

Study shows overall decline in rate of kids' asthma in US

CHICAGO — Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend.

December 27, 2015 10:15 pmLoading…

Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children

WASHINGTON — When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in …

November 15, 2015 4:33 pmLoading…

4th grader helps bus driver during asthma attack

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — A Racine-area school bus driver says a fourth-grade student saved her life when she had an asthma attack while driving the bus.

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Pneumonia suspected in another bighorn sheep death

TUCSON — Wildlife officials suspect pneumonia killed another sheep in the Catalina Mountains.

September 29, 2015 11:35 amLoading…

Seattle Aquarium trains otter use inhaler for asthma

SEATTLE — The Seattle Aquarium believes it has diagnosed the first case of a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.

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7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home

The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.

September 01, 2015 4:08 pmLoading…

More than 50 test positive for TB in southern Indiana

SELLERSBURG, Ind. — Health officials say more than 50 southern Indiana people exposed to a student with a confirmed case of tuberculosis have tested positive for the disease in preliminary tests.

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Southern Indiana school tests students, teachers for TB

SELLERSBURG, Ind. — Southern Indiana health officials have tested nearly 200 students and teachers for tuberculosis at a Sellersburg school where a student has tested positive for the illness.

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Letters to the editor

Letters on building Tucson's identity, graduation ad, stem cell warning, raising taxes.

May 19, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

I was deeply disappointed to see the front-page article in the Star regarding the popularity of hookah smoking (“Hookah lounges proliferate as UA students kick back,” Oct. 11).

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