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  • Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago

     Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago
    With Ebola still a pressing concern in emergency rooms across the country, a Chicago medical conference this week aims to educate physicians about treating patients and protecting themselves. About 6,000 physicians gathered at McCormick Place for the...
  • It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early

    It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early
    In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
  • Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit

    Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit
    Weight loss company Medifast Inc. is jumping into the fast-growing health technology market through a partnership with fitness tracker Fitbit, the Owings Mills-based company was scheduled to announce Tuesday. As consumers have grown more interested in...
  • Wellness Fair provides answers for Windsor Locks residents

    An annual event for more than 10 years, the Windsor Locks Wellness Fair provides an opportunity for residents to get their flu shots and to browse through the vendor tables to collect information on maintaining good health, general wellness concerns and...
  • Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

    Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine
    Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory. The debate intensified as...
  • Jurors look at bloody photos of Anita Smithey

    Jurors look at bloody photos of Anita Smithey
    SANFORD — Jurors at the Anita Smithey murder trial on Thursday looked at photos of her, sitting on a hospital bed, bloody and battered, about three hours after she shot and killed her estranged husband. They also watched her break down and cry...
  • Former Google executive's app aims to tackle chronic illness

    Former Google executive's app aims to tackle chronic illness
    Having difficulty managing chronic disease? Now there's an app for that. Vida, a new startup founded by Google Inc's former commerce chief, aims to help patients get healthy, reduce stress levels and lose weight through online "health coaches." Many...
  • Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse treated for Ebola, released from hospital

    Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse treated for Ebola, released from hospital
    Amber Vinson, the second of two nurses diagnosed with Ebola this month, is now free of the disease and was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, telling reporters she was "so grateful" for the care she received after...
  • Medical marijuana: The facts beyond the spin

    Medical marijuana:  The facts beyond the spin
    When it comes to medical marijuana, I've been torn. I believe suffering patients deserve relief. I also know that powerful pain-killers are over-prescribed and tragically addictive — and that this country spends far too much money arresting and...
  • Milford Father Files Lawsuit After Daughter Told To Stay Home Amid Ebola Concerns

    Milford Father Files Lawsuit After Daughter Told To Stay Home Amid Ebola Concerns
    MILFORD — A father filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking the court to order the Milford school system to allow his daughter, who was told to stay home for 21 days because of fears about Ebola, to return to school. Stephen Opayemi said that his...
  • Florida's Ebola response a model for other states: Editorial

    Florida is known for doing things to the extreme — and not always positively. When people around the country think about voting controversies, government corruption and debate fiascoes, the word "Florida" comes up. So give Gov. Rick Scott and many...