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  • 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,...
  • Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012

    Geneva man has West Nile virus; first in Kane Co. since 2012
    A Geneva man has contracted West Nile virus in Kane County's first reported human case since 2012, county health officials said Wednesday. The 33-year-old man was treated as an outpatient and is recovering, said Tom Schlueter, spokesman for the Kane...
  • 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...
  • FAU, Technion announce medical school partnership

    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the medical schools of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton and the world-renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel announced a historic, new partnership. The announcement took place in Zinman Hall...
  • 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...
  • American waistlines still expanding, study says

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers. Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans...
  • Well water testing urged for some McHenry Co. residents

    Well water testing urged for some McHenry Co. residents
    Some residents of the small McHenry County community of Lakewood who are on private wells are being advised to have their water tested after small amounts of a contaminant were discovered in nearby groundwater. Recent testing of a village well near a...