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  • Schools now letting kids with lice go to class

    Schools now letting kids with lice go to class
    South Florida schools are dealing with a hairy dilemma: whether to allow students with head lice on campus. The Broward County School District recently changed its procedures for dealing with children with lice, no longer requiring them to stay home...
  • Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles

    Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles
    Youths in Illinois' troubled juvenile prisons would receive enhanced access to education, mental health services and other improvements under a proposal that awaits a judge's approval. Eighteen months after suing the state's Department of Juvenile...
  • Agencies investigating gastroenteritis outbreak in Harford Co.

    Agencies investigating gastroenteritis outbreak in Harford Co.
    Complaints about stomach aches in Harford County might turn out to be more than a series of bellyaching. The Harford County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene are investigating an outbreak of stomach issues, a...
  • Newtown Massacre Panel Hampered By Secrecy, Lack Of Funds

     Newtown Massacre Panel Hampered By Secrecy, Lack Of Funds
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's own Sandy Hook Advisory Commission isn't having any more luck than the general public and news outlets in obtaining information from state police investigators about the tragedy. The panel of experts that the governor appointed...
  • L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

    L.A. County confirms case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Health officials confirmed Friday that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is monitoring a patient with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis -- a version of the contagious lung infection that resists most forms of treatment....
  • Can tragedies like the SXSW crash ever be prevented?

    It can happen anywhere. A driver plows into pedestrians on a crowded street. Bodies fly. People die. In the shocked aftermath, we ask why and wonder: Could we have done anything to prevent it? At first, these random tragedies always seem unpredictable...
  • Outpatient mental health commitment law would help patients [Letter]

    I am glad the legislature is considering a law for outpatient mental health commitment. ("Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment," March 10). It is understandable that there is opposition by some, including health organizations. But this...
  • Involuntary mental health outpatient treatment won't make us safer [Letter]

    Well, well, what a surprise, Maryland is poised to pass some form of an indefinite forced medication bill ("Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment," March 10). Presumably the forced ingestion will end when the subject is cured or hell...
  • Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

    Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine
    The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday. In a wide-ranging news...
  • Doctors, psychologists battle over prescribing privileges

     Doctors, psychologists battle over prescribing privileges
    Thousands of patients all over the state depend on their doctor — often a psychiatrist — for powerful psychotropic drugs that help control symptoms of mental illness and other disorders. But these drugs may also cause side effects that can...
  • CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools

    CPS to expand free condom program to 24 schools
    Chicago Public Schools and the city’s public health department will be expanding a pilot program to make condoms available to high school students to 24 schools this fall as part of an ongoing effort to combat teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted...