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  • First case of flu reported in Maryland

    First case of flu reported in Maryland
    State health officials confirmed Thursday this season's first flu case. An Eastern Shore adult was hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza and later released, according to the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The strain was A...
  • Should parents spank their children?

    Should parents spank their children?
    When your 3-year-old is throwing a tantrum in the supermarket or has poured his milk all over the floor, the urge to spank may be overwhelming. If you’ve ever given in to that urge, you’re not alone; research shows that up to 90 percent of...
  • Compassion needed in mental health cases

    Regarding the July 13 article by Tonya Alanez " Inmate's family alleges neglect," that concerned an army veteran who was languishing in jail with a well diagnosed mental health issue until his death: It elicits compassion for an unconscionable situation....
  • 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...
  • In Baltimore, ballroom culture is transforming the fight against HIV

    In Baltimore, ballroom culture is transforming the fight against HIV
    It's about pomp but also power -- not only to become a YouTube sensation or niche-culture legend, but to provide a family to those without one and to drive HIV awareness in a youth demographic identified by city health workers as being particularly...
  • California now has 32 reported cases of enterovirus D-68

    California now has 32 reported cases of enterovirus D-68
    California health officials Friday said they've now identified 32 cases of enterovirus D-68 statewide, a number that's jumped quickly in recent days. In Southern California, four cases were in L.A. County, three in Orange County and one in Ventura...
  • Laurie Garrett: Five myths about Ebola

    Laurie Garrett: Five myths about Ebola
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reportedly claimed close to 4,000 lives, and World Health Organization officials believe the true death toll could be far higher. An international response including U.S. military personnel, as well as assistance from...
  • Judge orders West Boca nanny murder trial to continue; defendant ruled "marginally competent"

    Judge orders West Boca nanny murder trial to continue; defendant ruled "marginally competent"
    Jerry Wiggins' trial in the kidnapping, rape and strangulation murder of a West Boca nanny will continue uninterrupted, a judge ruled Friday after a psychologist declared the defendant "marginally competent." Paul Bryan reported that Wiggins, 38, has low...
  • Marshall tries to "shed light on some dark topics" with fundraiser

    Marshall tries to "shed light on some dark topics" with fundraiser
    While serious social issues, including domestic and child abuse, dominate recent headlines involving the National Football League, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues to promote mental health awareness. “We have an amazing platform,...
  • Cities, states scramble after Ebola missteps in Dallas expose planning gaps

    Cities, states scramble after Ebola missteps in Dallas expose planning gaps
    The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods,...
  • Apodaca: Sufficient sleep is essential for healthy minds and bodies

    When my younger son was a junior in high school, his packed schedule left appallingly insufficient time for a basic human need: sleep. He was taking four advanced placement classes, played sports, and was co-captain of his school's mock trial team, a...