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  • New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola

    New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola
    A physician with Doctors Without Borders who recently returned from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital, health officials said on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the virus. The doctor developed a fever...
  • Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state

    Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state
    Tinley Park trustees have agreed to purchase the multimillion-dollar former Mental Health Center to maintain control over one of the largest vacant properties in Cook County, officials said. Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he individually polled Village Board...
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries...
  • Loaded with Lead: Lead poisoning a major threat at America's shooting ranges

    SEATTLE A confused 38-year-old father in Kentucky rarely crawled out of bed. A conservation volunteer in Iowa lost feeling in his hands and feet. A 5-year-old girl in South King County, Wash., doubled over in pain and vomited. The cause of their...
  • Loaded with Lead: Young shooters at risk

    SEATTLE The youngsters knew their sport could be dangerous, even deadly. But for the junior team at the Vancouver (Wash.) Rifle and Pistol Club, the peril that emerged from their sport didn't come from a stray bullet. It came from lead. In 2010,...
  • Loaded with Lead: Washington state shooting range poisoned dozens

    SEATTLE In a cramped hotel room on Christmas Eve, a pale and hollow-eyed man embraced his two children and whispered they'd be OK. Despite his assurances, Manny Romo, a 34-year-old ironworker, wasn't so certain about the future. Will I die? he wondered....
  • Regular smokes may be worse; e-cigs no panacea: Front Burner

    For many public-health professionals, e-cigarettes were the long-awaited solution to the tobacco epidemic. Finally, we have a product that looks like cigarettes, works like cigarettes and is popular among smokers, but without much of the harm of...
  • Draft Report: Newtown Schools Lacked Full Picture Of Lanza's Mental Health

    Draft Report: Newtown Schools Lacked Full Picture Of Lanza's Mental Health
    Newtown school officials appear to have had an incomplete mental health history of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza before he entered high school, according to a draft of a soon-to-be-released report by the state Office of the Child Advocate. The Courant...
  • Burbank police earn awards for mental health work

    The Burbank Police Department was recognized by two separate agencies this week for the work being done by its mental health evaluation team. The team, made up of a police officer and a clinical psychologist, received the Mental Illness and Law...
  • Malloy, Foley Discuss Homelessness, Affordable Housing

    Malloy, Foley Discuss Homelessness, Affordable Housing
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley offered differing visions Wednesday for trying to solve the problems of affordable housing and homelessness. During separate appearances in front of housing advocates at The...
  • Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes

    Regulate Baltimore's e-cigarettes
    The Baltimore City Health Department's mission is to help all city residents realize their full health potential. If passed, Bill 14-0371 (Electronic Smoking Devices), which was recently heard before the City Council Judiciary and Legislative...