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  • Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care

    Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care
    Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr. Despite a sleep...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes

    Experts call for 'tobacco-free world' and raising legal age for cigarettes
    Among a generation of kids ranging from today's 15-year-olds to babies only now being contemplated, shifting the minimum legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21 across the United States now would prevent a quarter-million premature deaths, says a...
  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'

    Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...
  • Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus

    Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus
    A potential Ebola patient taken to University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday night was the first in the state whose case prompted a blood test for the deadly virus. The results were negative for Ebola, state health officials said Tuesday morning....
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • Park Ridge police win mental health grant

    Park Ridge police win mental health grant
    The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation. The two-year, $99,...
  • Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult

    Student accused of planning shooting at Carver Center is charged as an adult
    A 16-year-old student who police say wanted to kill people at his arts high school in Towson was charged as an adult Monday after homemade explosive devices and a gun were found in his Monkton home. The arrest, which comes two years after a shooting...
  • Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police

    Justice Department orders reforms, monitor for Albuquerque police
    Under a settlement agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department, federal officials will appoint an independent monitor to oversee the Albuquerque Police Department as it implements sweeping reforms to change how its officers use force. The...