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  • Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

    Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing
    Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations. The Annapolis man is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend to...
  • With blood pressure, both numbers are important to overall health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a high systolic (top number) blood pressure, but my diastolic (bottom number) is normal. What does this mean? Is it considered high blood pressure? Do I need any treatment? ANSWER: When measuring blood pressure, both numbers...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • Couple Frustrated With Silence Over Loved One's Death At Southbury Training School

    Beverly and John Matakaetis, who have fought for reforms at the Southbury Training School for two years after Beverly's brother died of a fungal infection while under Soutbury's care, said Wednesday that they may have reached the end of the advocacy road....
  • Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012

    Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012
    A Geneva man has contracted West Nile virus in Kane County's first reported human case since 2012, county health officials said Wednesday. The 33-year-old man was treated as an outpatient and is recovering, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane...
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...
  • Rabid cat bites person at Eastern Shore park

    Rabid cat bites person at Eastern Shore park
    A rabid cat bit a person at Pocomoke River State Park this week and health authorities are encouraging anyone who had contact with the animal to contact them. The Worcester County Health Department said an adult was bitten by the cat at the Milburn...
  • Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system

    Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system
    Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal justice...
  • Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County

    Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Will County
    West Nile virus was discovered last week in mosquitoes at two new Will County locations despite the cooler temperatures, the health department reported. Mosquito samples collected from monitoring sites in Homer Glen and Plainfield tested positive for...
  • Children's Mental Health Task Force Will Present Its Report By End of the Month

    Children's Mental Health Task Force Will Present Its Report By End of the Month
    A legislative task force looking at children's mental health services in Connecticut is due to issue a report by Sept. 30. The panel, which is led by state Sen. Dante Bartolomeo and state Rep. Diana Urban, was created by the General Assembly in 2013,...
  • Mental-health bill would help families before crisis strikes

    At age 27, my son's life and the lives of his family changed forever. He was transformed into a different person. His behavior became weird, psychotic and delusional. He was obsessed with neurotic religious beliefs: He thought that God had anointed him...