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  • Creative event helps mental health group

    Creative event helps mental health group
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It's an expression that Mark L. Hariton, a mentor with the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida's Listen to Children program, stresses to the children he guides. Hariton, who has volunteered with...
  • Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

    Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the...
  • In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers

    In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers
    At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being locked up in county jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday to fund several programs for people undergoing psychiatric crises. The...
  • Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction

    Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction
    The Maryland Board of Physicians had been alerted to red flags about Dr. William Dando by officials in two states but still allowed him to practice medicine, an inspector general's report has found. Georgia officials told the board they planned to deny...
  • Chamber holds 'Roaring Twenties' gala

    It was a party that might have been taken straight from famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Lovely ladies in glittery flapper dresses, long strands of pearls, their chin-length bobs festooned with feathered headbands came...
  • Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails
    In the ideal world, police responding to a disturbing-the-peace or petty crime call arrive at the scene with the training to discern whether the subject's behavior is due at least in part to a mental health problem. They defuse the situation and turn...
  • 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...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and friends coping with problem drinkers. Daytime and evening meetings at various locations. Free. 407-896-4929 or 407-265-7334. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Support groups for caregivers. 10 a.m....
  • Can you be overweight and healthy?

    Can you be overweight and healthy?
    Is weight loss, by itself, healthy? My belief is that the more abs I can see, the healthier I am. This is because of what I must do to see those abs: exercise more, consume fewer barley beverages, raid my kids' candy stash less, fill up on vegetables....
  • Judge tosses out rules for 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot

     Judge tosses out rules for 'Charlotte's Web' medical pot
    A judge on Friday tossed out the state's proposed rules for "Charlotte's Web" medical marijuana, which means families waiting for the drug to help epileptic children and others will have to wait even longer. Because of the decision, the Florida...
  • Florida monitoring 10 individuals returning from Ebola zone

    Florida monitoring 10 individuals returning from Ebola zone
    The Florida Department of Health is monitoring 10 low-risk individuals who have been returning from Ebola-affected countries.  There are no confirmed cases of the disease in the state, officials said on Friday. The individuals have their temperatures...