| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
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 ...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:54 AM
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.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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.”...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...