CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago public health officials say cases of Legionnaires' disease have increased this month.
The Chicago Department of Public Health is tracking the cases and also advised local healthcare providers to consider it for patients with symptoms of respiratory disease.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday.
The service issued a “beach hazards statement” affecting the oceanfront and bayside shores in Pinellas County from 11:30 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Besides the high temperatures, air pollution concentrations were expected to reach unhealthy levels Monday in two counties for people with lung diseases and those who are active outdoors, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services said.
ATLANTA (AP) — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
ATLANTA — The immunologist who leads the COVID-19 response in the United States said Sunday that “the undeniable effects of racism” have led to unacceptable health disparities that especially hurt African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans during the pandemic.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman.
HEILIGENDAMM, Germany (AP) — Simone Ravera rolls up her trousers, slips off her shoes and socks, then gingerly steps into the chilly waters of the Baltic Sea.
The 50-year-old rheumatology nurse is slowly finding her feet again after being struck down with COVID-19 last fall, seemingly recovering and then relapsing with severe fatigue and “brain fog" four months later.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Friday approved a bill that would raise the age from 65 to 70 for workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters .
Supporters of the bill said more firefighters are retiring later.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has introduced a new bill aimed toward helping the families of miners who die due to black lung disease, which is caused by inhaling coal dust.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont opened appointments Thursday so people with pre-existing health conditions can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The opening came four days earlier than expected because fewer people in the 55-64 age group signed up than had been expected.
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa ramps up vaccinations to include everyone between age 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions, state officials acknowledged Wednesday they would rely on an honor system with no validation required when someone claims to qualify for a shot due to a health issue.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has died at age 101.
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Sparsely populated Lowndes County, deep in Alabama's old plantation country, has the sad distinction of having both the state’s highest rate of COVID-19 cases and its worst unemployment rate.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado marijuana regulators are finalizing a ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products in response to the spread of a lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes.