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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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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