William Schaffner

May. 25, 2012

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Under The Microscope

A look at Lyme disease, the illness linked to a multibillion-dollar banking blunder.

deer ticks, lyme disease, Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi, zoonosis,tick-borne illness

Oct. 28, 2011

Analysis Raises Questions On Flu Shot For Seniors

A new report says evidence that the flu shot works for seniors is lacking.

flu influenza sickness disease vaccine health

Oct. 19, 2007

Multi-Drug-Resistant Infections

Drug resistant superbugs are on the rise. Doctors have identified a strain of the bacteria responsible for the common ear infection that is anything but common -- it's resistant to all antibiotics approved for use in children.

infection, ear, bacteria, drug resistance

Oct. 19, 2007

Influenza Update

Have you had your flu shot yet? Ira talks with influenza experts about the upcoming flu season and efforts to improve influenza prevention and treatment.

flu, influenza, infectious disease

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Every Spring, This Bird Struts its Stuff

\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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