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  • 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...
  • New Anthem Blue Cross plan takes on Kaiser

    New Anthem Blue Cross plan takes on Kaiser
    Taking aim at HMO giant Kaiser Permanente, insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining forces with several big-name hospitals and their doctors to create an unusual health plan option for employers in Southern California. The joint venture being announced...
  • Health officials target infant mortality among minorities

    Health officials target infant mortality among minorities
    In an old cemetery near the historically black neighborhood of Washington Shores, scores of tiny graves bear witness to lives that ended soon after they began. More than a thousand of them are here, their markers engraved with angels and teddy bears....
  • New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement falls short

    Harvard Health Blog If you've ever smoked and tried to quit, you know how hard it can be. Nicotine is so addictive that smoking, or using tobacco in other forms, may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. But it's possible to quit. Just ask the...
  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
  • Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins

    Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins
    To prosecutors, former Fogelsville psychiatrist David Daley is a reckless pill mill operator whose reputation for being "easy" drew drug addicts and dealers from Pennsylvania's coal regions into the Lehigh Valley for highly addictive painkillers like...
  • Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

    Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC
    A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with...