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  • Jurors look at bloody photos of Anita Smithey

    Jurors look at bloody photos of Anita Smithey
    SANFORD — Jurors at the Anita Smithey murder trial on Thursday looked at photos of her, sitting on a hospital bed, bloody and battered, about three hours after she shot and killed her estranged husband. They also watched her break down and cry...
  • 'Distress Thermometer' a new focus of patient concern

    PHILADELPHIA When the staff at Abington Memorial Hospital handed the breast cancer patient its new "Distress Thermometer" questionnaire, she instantly felt conflicted. How could she, an early-stage patient with a good prognosis, say how she was really...
  • Chamber holds 'Roaring Twenties' gala

    It was a party that might have been taken straight from famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Lovely ladies in glittery flapper dresses, long strands of pearls, their chin-length bobs festooned with feathered headbands came...
  • Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails
    In the ideal world, police responding to a disturbing-the-peace or petty crime call arrive at the scene with the training to discern whether the subject's behavior is due at least in part to a mental health problem. They defuse the situation and turn...
  • Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction

    Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction
    The Maryland Board of Physicians had been alerted to red flags about Dr. William Dando by officials in two states but still allowed him to practice medicine, an inspector general's report has found. Georgia officials told the board they planned to deny...
  • Creative event helps mental health group

    Creative event helps mental health group
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It's an expression that Mark L. Hariton, a mentor with the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida's Listen to Children program, stresses to the children he guides. Hariton, who has volunteered with...
  • Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

    Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the...
  • In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers

    In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers
    At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being locked up in county jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday to fund several programs for people undergoing psychiatric crises. The...
  • Are wireless phones linked with brain cancer risk?

    Are wireless phones linked with brain cancer risk?
    (Reuters Health) - Swedes who talked on mobile or cordless phones for more than 25 years had triple the risk of a certain kind of brain cancer compared to those who used wireless phones for less than a year, a new study suggests. The odds of...
  • Flu shots now readily available on Peninsula

    Flu shots now readily available on Peninsula
    Production problems that delayed delivery of the seasonal flu vaccine to a number of providers have been resolved, according to Craig Parrish, director of pharmacy services for the Virginia Department of Health. "The situation we're dealing with now...
  • Crisis communications and Ebola: Advice for businesses

     Crisis communications and Ebola: Advice for businesses
    In the United States, there is no reason to panic over Ebola. For large corporations, though, it seems there is enough reason to plan for it, just in case. That's what I deduced when Chicago public relations consultant (and, for transparency: friend...