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  • Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War

    Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War
    It's been nine years since Eunice Ramirez served in Iraq, but she still suffers from war wounds — post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, respiratory problems and frequent crying triggered by her memories. Suzanna Smaldone, who also returned...
  • Gluttony is mentioned in the Bible!

    Q: Every time my son visits me he gets after me about my weight. I admit I'm on the heavy side, but I don't see what difference it makes since I'm happy and I don't have any health problems. After all, the Bible doesn't say anything about this. -- Mrs. C....
  • Hampton Roads: Free testing, early diagnosis keeping HIV in check

    Hampton Roads: Free testing, early diagnosis keeping HIV in check
    The most effective way to reduce the transmission of HIV is its early diagnosis and treatment. In Hampton Roads, where the incidence is the highest in the state — ahead of both Richmond and Northern Virginia — about four out of five are...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Legion Auxiliary Call To Convention

    Helen Goewey, of Prospect, president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the State of Connecticut will convene the 94th Annual Department of CT Convention on July 10. The Convention will be held at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capitol Blvd.,...
  • Woman in Amber Alert case awaiting extradition

    Woman in Amber Alert case awaiting extradition
    A Huntington Beach resident who allegedly took her granddaughter without the mother's permission is awaiting extradition to California. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona is in custody of Carolyn Ferguson, 57, who is being charged by...
  • Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones

    Abortion foes get up close and personal after court erases buffer zones
    The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...
  • Boynton wants to be ready for medical marijuana

    With medical marijuana possibly becoming a reality in South Florida, Boynton Beach city officials want to be ahead of the curve. At the city's past regular meeting, the commission asked the city manager to research what impact this "green industry"...
  • Health officials warn of amoeba in wake of 11-year-old boy's death

    Health officials warn of amoeba  in wake of 11-year-old boy's death
    The Florida Department of Health on Thursday warned swimmers to be cautious in freshwater lakes after an 11-year-old Sanford boy vacationing in Costa Rica contracted and later died from a rare infection caused by an amoeba. Jordan Smelski died Wednesday...
  • STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline

    STD rates jump in California in 2013, though chlamydia cases decline
    The numbers of newly reported gonorrhea and syphilis cases jumped again in California in 2013, although the chlamydia rate edged down for the first time in almost two decades, the state Department of Public Health said this week. Last year, rates of...
  • Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says

    Vaccines are safe, and kids should get them, study says
    Vaccines are "one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century" but their use is "suboptimal" because some parents, worried about their safety, refuse them for their children. Vaccines, however, are safe and adverse reactions...
  • People's health clinics officially close their doors

    People's health clinics officially close their doors
    The financially troubled People's Community Health Centers closed its five clinics serving low-income Marylanders on Monday. The organization had announced plans to shut the doors at the end of June, though as recently as last week officials were...