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  • U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military

    U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military
    The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new ...
  • A troubled veteran at the White House's door

    A troubled veteran at the White House's door
    Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry. David...
  • CDC: Ebola cases could go as high as 1.4 million by late January

    In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans. "The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
  • 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...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • 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...
  • West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook

    West Nile virus found in Bolingbrook
    Mosquitoes collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Bolingbrook tested positive for West Nile virus on Aug. 6, according to officials. County environmental health workers collected the sample Aug. 5, and they it represents the...
  • Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says

    Overweight and obese kids are in denial about their weight, CDC says
    New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America’s childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is “about right.”...
  • Fourth rabid bat found in Will County

    Fourth rabid bat found in Will County
    A live bat trapped in a Wilmington garage on Aug. 6 is Will County's fourth confirmed wildlife rabies case of 2014, according to the county health department. A puppy trapped the bat and was found with the animal in its mouth, according to the health...
  • Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

    Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
    Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring. Then 26, English started as a medical assistant for Dr. William Dando in the spring of 2012, helping him with laser surgeries and other...
  • State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction

    State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction
    To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required. But not to get a doctor's license. Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily...