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  • School district was discussing mental-health funding on day of shooting

    On the day that a 15-year-old boy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School near Seattle shot five friends before turning the gun on himself, Marysville School Superintendent Becky Berg was in Olympia, Wash., discussing a grant that would boost mental-health...
  • Baptist Health South Florida, Bethesda Health sign formal affiliation agreement

    Baptist Health South Florida and Bethesda Health and Bethesda Hospital signed an affiliation agreement on Oct. 6 after signing a non-binding letter of intent in December 2013. Bethesda Health is made up of two nonprofit hospitals, Bethesda Hospital East...
  • Park Ridge police win mental health grant

    Park Ridge police win mental health grant
    The Park Ridge Police Department has won an almost-$100,000 federal grant to apply "community policing" principles to mental health – a program that both local and federal officials say they hope will be a model for the nation. The two-year, $99,...
  • Alzheimer's treatment studies seek healthier, younger subjects

    Alzheimer's treatment studies seek healthier, younger subjects
    The latest Alzheimer's clinical trial in South Florida illustrates a trend: More and more, researchers are seeking younger, healthier patients — people in the disease's early stages or who don't even have the neurological disorder but may be at risk...
  • Journalist returns to Chicago from disease-plagued Liberia

    Journalist returns to Chicago from disease-plagued Liberia
    Everyone thinks I've been quarantined after I returned from Liberia last month. I'm not. I greet people by tapping the inside of my shoe to the inside of their shoe. It's a standard greeting among Doctors Without Borders staff in Monrovia, Liberia, the...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Health Central Hospital adding 40 rooms

    Health Central Hospital adding 40 rooms
    Ocoee's Health Central Hospital is getting 40 additional rooms thanks to a $13.8 million grant from the West Orange Healthcare District.  “This 40-room addition to the hospital will benefit west Orange County residents in a couple of very...
  • Cops honor late police commissioner

    Cops honor late police commissioner
    More than 20 members of the Buffalo Grove Police Department are growing mustaches to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other men's health issues in honor of a police commissioner who died last year. "We think it's a great opportunity to shed...
  • Vintage raceboats will rev up engines this weekend

    Vintage raceboats will rev up engines this weekend
    The Classic Raceboat Association will present its annual Fall Thunder Vintage Raceboat Regatta this weekend on Lake Dora. The three-day event will feature vintage outboards and inboards, small- and medium-sized and Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey speed...
  • Md. board backs continual monitoring of charges against doctors

    Md. board backs continual monitoring of charges against doctors
    Maryland doctors would be fingerprinted and continually monitored for criminal charges under draft legislation the state Board of Physicians plans to propose next year. The policy would require them to apply for a background check when first seeking a...
  • Veterans courts needed

    Tomorrow, we pay homage to those Marylanders who faithfully served our country in uniform. Many of those who served will ask for no more, realizing it is both a privilege and honor to serve this great country in its time of need. For a growing few,...