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Vaccination fees waived in August

...young to have received their full series of vaccines may be unprotected; people who have illnesses that affect their immune system may not be well protected, and there are some people who don't respond to vaccines, whose bodies are unable to...
My Turn: Let's lead on paid leave

...intensive care. Only because of the New Jersey paid leave law, Jason was able to stay home with them until their immune systems were strong enough to go to day care.A great country shouldn't force people into wrenching choices between the job...
Living and growing: Gratefulness good for your health?

...Science Center reports on research that finds that people who practice gratitude consistently report: "a stronger immune system and lower blood pressure, high levels of positive emotions, more joy, optimism and happiness, acting with more compassion...
Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

...of severe flu symptoms, Vermedal said. Children younger than 5 years old, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, respiratory problems or cardiovascular problems and pregnant women are considered the most at risk for complications...
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On the Trails: The ecology of fear

...the heart rate, the metabolic rate and thus the expenditure of energy. Prolonged fear has negative impacts on the immune system and reproductive physiology. All of these negative effects have consequences not only for individual animals, but...
A king without its crown

...said. "In some cases it causes complete mortality. In other cases (the fry) would have impaired vision, or an immune system that is compromised - all of which would arise from thiamine deficiencies in the eggs."All nutrients for a healthy...
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23-year-old Alaska otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

...otters in the wild. She was able to provide scientists with information about geriatric sea otters, including diet, immune systems and blood test results."She was one of the most vocal animals we ever had," said Jim Robbinett, the aquarium's...
Eat like an elephant or a mouse: Just remember to laugh

...Cousins wrote Anatomy of an Illness in the late 60s, the idea that our emotional state affects our health and our immune systems was largely unheard of. Now, of course, the mind-body connection concept is well established and accepted.Cousins...
Fighting to the last breath

...on powerful drugs the rest of my life that knock my immune system down to keep me from rejecting the new lungs. Which...being sick a lot. I pride myself on having a strong immune system, I rarely get sick..." Patterson said, but his...
You're not entirely what you think you are!

...involved and if a previous exposure has already alerted the immune system.Surprisingly, viruses may offer a way to treat some...retrovirus inserts itself into the host DNA, the host's immune system may inactivate it or mutations may cripple it. The inserted...


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