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  • 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...
  • Getting rural patients psychiatric help fast

    WASHINGTON When emergency room patients are deemed "a danger to themselves or others," every state requires hospitals to hold them until a psychiatrist conducts a face-to-face evaluation to decide whether it is safe to let them leave. In rural hospitals...
  • This product is nuts

     
    A reader has called my attention to the 20 oz. "Mental Patient Cup" for sale at Party City. The chain store's website describes the $1.50 item thus: A crazy awesome gag gift! This cup features a black and yellow design......
  • Kansas coal plant fight back in court; emission concerns cited

    (Reuters) - A long-running battle over coal-fired energy in Kansas continued Friday as the Sierra Club environmental group filed a legal challenge to the state's issuance of a permit intended to give a green light to a controversial new power plant....
  • Steering reluctant daughters to play sports

     Steering reluctant daughters to play sports
    Over the last few years I've written a lot about efforts to improve equality between girls and boys when it comes to sports, and it seems to me that while things aren't perfectly even, the battles over Title IX have largely been won in suburbs like mine....
  • Objects To Connecting Mental Health, Danger

    I am alarmed and dismayed by the recent headlines in the Opinion section of The Courant. The recent op-ed by Judge Robert K. Killian Jr. [June 22, "The Dangerously Mentally Ill"] and a corresponding letter [June 24, "Treat Dangerously Mentally Ill People"...
  • White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'

    White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'
    A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday. The findings emerged after President Barack...
  • Health: Stress from interpersonal conflict may spur high blood pressure

    Fighting with friends and family may have more lasting effects than just ruining your day. In a recently released study , psychologists Rodlescia Sneed and Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University found that negative social interactions can increase...
  • Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases

    Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases
    Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has made its way to Virginia via a handful of travelers to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded six imported cases in the state this year — double the number counted in 2013 — but...
  • Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

    MIAMI "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" trumpeted a popular book in the 1990s. Author John Gray didn't sell 50 million copies of his book and spark a pop culture fire by telling us anything most of us hadn't learned by grade school. Men and women...