Jennifer Lee

September 1, 2019
Four Batavia retirement home residents hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease – Chicago Daily Herald

Four Batavia retirement home residents hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease – Chicago Daily Herald

Kane County Health officials are investigating the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has sent four Batavia retirement home residents to the hospital. Susan Stack, the Public Information Officer for the Kane County Health Department, said the de…
September 1, 2019
LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk – News-Medical.net

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk – News-Medical.net

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in high and very high risk patients. That's one of the main messages of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European …
August 31, 2019
Maine CDC confirms EEE case in York County horse – WMTW Portland

Maine CDC confirms EEE case in York County horse – WMTW Portland

AUGUSTA, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention was alerted late Friday afternoon of a positive test for Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse in York County. The horse, which was not vaccinated against the disease, was euthanized Frida…
August 31, 2019
Go Redmond and Lime host First Ride training – Redmond Reporter

Go Redmond and Lime host First Ride training – Redmond Reporter

Go Redmond and Lime hosted a First Ride training on Aug. 28 along the Redmond Central Connector. At the training, attendees completed scooter education and test drove scooters along a pre-planned course. The training also included education on where to ride …
August 31, 2019
Employee at Moreno Valley’s Kaiser Permanente hospital has active tuberculosis – Press-Enterprise

Employee at Moreno Valley’s Kaiser Permanente hospital has active tuberculosis – Press-Enterprise

Riverside County health officials on Friday, Aug. 30, were reaching out to individuals who may have come into contact with a Kaiser Permanente-Moreno Valley employee suffering from active tuberculosis, advising those who receive letters to get TB screenings. …
August 30, 2019
Fast food may contribute to teen depression, study says – KSL.com

Fast food may contribute to teen depression, study says – KSL.com

ATLANTA (CNN) — Preteens are known for their defiant attitudes and dramatic mood swings, but over the last decade a much more disturbing characteristic has been increasing: depression. A new study finds that one culprit may be a high fast-food, low plant-bas…
August 30, 2019
Juul devices cited in seizure reports that triggered FDA probe – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Juul devices cited in seizure reports that triggered FDA probe – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

An investigation by U.S. health authorities into whether e-cigarettes can cause seizures was triggered by a handful of people who reportedly used Juul devices, according to Food and Drug Administration documents. The three seizure reports came through the FD…
August 30, 2019
Strange: Teenager grows hair, bones, teeth in abdomen – P.M. News

Strange: Teenager grows hair, bones, teeth in abdomen – P.M. News

Not pregnant: it’s a large lump in a female teenager’s stomach: It turned out to be her own “twin” inside her abdomen. Above, an image of the lump before the teen’s operation A female teenager in India was discovered to have a bizarre mass of bone, teeth and…
August 29, 2019
Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines – TechCrunch

Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines – TechCrunch

As part of its efforts against health misinformation, Pinterest is now displaying information from public health organizations for keywords like measles or vaccine safety. The social media platform had previously blocked vaccination-related search terms, but …