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  • Crusaders needed to answer mental health cries

     Crusaders needed to answer mental health cries
    It's hard to say what would suddenly drive a man to threaten his roommates with a gun. Or cause him to threaten to shoot himself. Or to shout at responding officers, with weapon in hand, "Just do it." But those suicidal actions last week led to the...
  • Health officials target infant mortality among minorities

    Health officials target infant mortality among minorities
    In an old cemetery near the historically black neighborhood of Washington Shores, scores of tiny graves bear witness to lives that ended soon after they began. More than a thousand of them are here, their markers engraved with angels and teddy bears....
  • FAU, Technion announce medical school partnership

    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the medical schools of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton and the world-renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel announced a historic, new partnership. The announcement took place in Zinman Hall...
  • Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

    Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC
    A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with...
  • American waistlines still expanding, study says

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average waistline of Americans increased by more than an inch over the past decade, according to a study from U.S. health researchers. Along with the increase in waist circumference measurements, the number of Americans...
  • Well water testing urged for some McHenry Co. residents

    Well water testing urged for some McHenry Co. residents
    Some residents of the small McHenry County community of Lakewood who are on private wells are being advised to have their water tested after small amounts of a contaminant were discovered in nearby groundwater. Recent testing of a village well near a...
  • Weight loss on antipsychotics is possible: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The drugs people take to help ease serious mental illnesses often contribute to weight and blood sugar problems - but researchers say a lifestyle intervention can be helpful on both fronts. The so-called "antipsychotic...
  • U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa
    Amid criticism that the U.S. has not done enough to block the spread of the Ebola virus across West Africa, President Obama will announce a “significantly ramped up” campaign Tuesday that relies heavily on the U.S. military, senior...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Eating disorders becoming a reality for women in midlife

    Eating disorders becoming a reality for women in midlife
    Eating disorders have long been considered a disease that affects young women and adolescents, but experts say women in midlife are increasingly vulnerable to the tangled and potentially fatal scourge. "Women with midlife eating disorders have been...
  • Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain

    Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain
    People with leg pain related to back problems had more short-term relief if they received chiropractic care along with exercise and advice, rather than exercise and advice alone, a new study has found. Patients with back-related leg pain, such as...