illness

The subtle art of calling in sick

You've spent the night in the bathroom after eating some questionable takeout food, and you're still feeling queasy. What are you going to tell your boss?

Why backyard chickens are a health risk

"Always wash your hands after handling live poultry." That's the reminder from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week due to another outbreak of salmonella from backyard chickens.

What you should know about Vibrio bacteria

There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of Vibrio bacteria from eating certain foods or swimming at the beach. An infection can result in gastrointestinal issues, the loss of limbs and even death. But what are these bacteria?

Influenza prevention still important to prioritize

Ebola outbreak is center of focus, other illnesses still important

The possibility of an Ebola outbreak may be a hot topic across the country right now, but doctors say a far more common illness ought to be your first priority this fall.

Flu season started early, more illness reported

113 confirmed cases this year compared to 7 at the same time last year

Wisconsin health officials said the influenza season is starting early this year and are asking residents to get flu shots.

Flu season started early, more illness reported

113 confirmed cases this year compared to 7 at the same time last year

Wisconsin health officials said the influenza season is starting early this year and are asking residents to get flu shots.