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  • First meeting of mental health committee in Richmond on Monday; includes public comment

    First meeting of mental health committee in Richmond on Monday; includes public comment
    The Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century will hold its first meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014, at 2 pm in the General Assembly Building in Richmond.    The proceedings will include the election...
  • The death of Damaud Martin: Looking but not seeing [Editorial]

    The death of Damaud Martin: Looking but not seeing  [Editorial]
    The death of a severely disabled foster child earlier this month while under the care of a group home in Anne Arundel County that Maryland health regulators were in the process of shutting down inevitably raises the question of whether the boy's life...
  • Social ties linked to lower suicide risk among men: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who have more social connections such as through marriage and religious participation tend to have a lower risk of suicide, according to a new study. Participants who had the most connections had less than half the...
  • LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works

    LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works
    Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died...
  • Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers

    Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers
    Load up on the bug spray, South Florida. A mosquito-borne virus with a funny name has infected 81 Floridians in the past two months, most of them in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. So far, chikungunya (pronounced chicken-GUN-ye) is...
  • Los Angeles County supervisors vote to implement Laura's Law

    Los Angeles County supervisors vote to implement Laura's Law
    Los Angeles County leaders voted Tuesday to fully implement Laura's Law, a state law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness. The law was recently adopted by San Francisco and Orange...
  • Open House Showcases Benefits, Services Of Plainville-Southington Health District

    SOUTHINGTON — Clean water, Safe foods. No smallpox. Who should residents thank for these benefits? Consider something most folks never notice: the public health system. That was the underlying message Wednesday when the Plainville-Southington...
  • Woman punched by CHP officer files lawsuit alleging excessive force

    The woman punched by a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this month along the 10 Freeway has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer and head of the agency, her attorneys announced Thursday. The suit, filed Thursday in federal court,...
  • South Whitehall Legionnaires' deaths prompt lawsuit

    A Legionnaire's outbreak at a South Whitehall medical facility last year has spawned a wrongful death lawsuit in Lehigh County Court. The families of two men — Otto A. Gruber and Russell Henry Peters, who reportedly died after contracting the...
  • Depression may keep some men from fighting prostate cancer

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression may be source of disparities in the treatment men get for prostate cancer, according to a new study. In the analysis, older men who were depressed before they got a prostate cancer diagnosis were more likely to...
  • Helping the mentally ill join the workforce

    By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano's mental illness bipolar disorder did not make him an ideal employee. Perhaps the worst moment came when he walked into the Brooklyn McDonald's he was managing to discover some now-forgotten worker...