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Dengue fever: A Mayo Clinic expert explains the mosquito-borne infection

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Recent outbreaks of dengue fever in Brazil have prompted public health officials to launch an immunization campaign targeting children ages 10 to 11.

‘Throw me something, mister!’ Mardi Gras reignites a homegrown passion for parties, parades

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NEW ORLEANS — No matter where I have lived since I left New Orleans long ago, every time I go back home, I feel as if I have returned from exile. It happened again just now, as the plane door opened and I stepped into air as moist as mist, smelling of old seafood. It was the dead of winter, and temperatures had plummeted into the 50s. All good!

Designers put glam in adaptive wear

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PHILADELPHIA — Curiosity may kill the cat but for Nancy Connor and Johnny Goodwin Jr., Philadelphia-based self taught designers, it helped them launch a thriving business in a growing niche — adaptive apparel.

Autism diagnoses are soaring: How some colleges are responding

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The first time Hailey Hall went to college, it was 2008. She lived in Georgia and had been diagnosed with autism four years before.

Total solar eclipse will be visible to millions; next chance for U.S. to see...

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Paul Maley has spent much of his life chasing solar eclipses.

Mayo Clinic Minute: What high triglycerides mean and why it matters to your heart

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You may be familiar with high-density, or good cholesterol; low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol; and their connections to heart health. But what about triglycerides? Often that word gets skimmed over when talking about cholesterol levels.

Little-known devices restore vision to people who can’t be helped by regular glasses

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Dick Bramer, 76, likes to watch birds flock outside the window of his home in Scandia. But for two years he couldn’t see them well enough to identify the various species.

Maple Festival to return to Teddy Bear Park

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LIMA — An upcoming event promises a sweet experience for attendees this weekend.

Reminisce: Lima’s 1942 baseball season had big attractions

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Following a feel-good February 1942 meeting of the owners of the six teams in the Ohio State League, Lima News sports editor Bill Snypp was confident the class D minor league would survive to play ball that season despite the specter of World War II.