| Mar 24, 2014
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:13 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:38 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:19 AM
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...