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  • Children's Mental Health Task Force Will Present Its Report By End of the Month

    Children's Mental Health Task Force Will Present Its Report By End of the Month
    A legislative task force looking at children's mental health services in Connecticut is due to issue a report by Sept. 30. The panel, which is led by state Sen. Dante Bartolomeo and state Rep. Diana Urban, was created by the General Assembly in 2013,...
  • Naperville man contracts West Nile virus

    Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
    A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday. The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
  • New Anthem Blue Cross plan takes on Kaiser

    New Anthem Blue Cross plan takes on Kaiser
    Taking aim at HMO giant Kaiser Permanente, insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining forces with several big-name hospitals and their doctors to create an unusual health plan option for employers in Southern California. The joint venture being announced...
  • 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....
  • New strategies help smokers quit when nicotine replacement falls short

    Harvard Health Blog If you've ever smoked and tried to quit, you know how hard it can be. Nicotine is so addictive that smoking, or using tobacco in other forms, may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. But it's possible to quit. Just ask the...
  • Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]

    Baltimore's deserved heroin reputation [Commentary]
    "The Heroin Capital of America" — what an unpleasant way to describe Baltimore. But stay seated, I'll get back to that in a second. I want to talk about something else first, "COAP" which stands for Children of Addicted Parents. For some, it's a...
  • Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins

    Alleged pill mill doctor's trial begins
    To prosecutors, former Fogelsville psychiatrist David Daley is a reckless pill mill operator whose reputation for being "easy" drew drug addicts and dealers from Pennsylvania's coal regions into the Lehigh Valley for highly addictive painkillers like...
  • 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...
  • Mental-health bill would help families before crisis strikes

    At age 27, my son's life and the lives of his family changed forever. He was transformed into a different person. His behavior became weird, psychotic and delusional. He was obsessed with neurotic religious beliefs: He thought that God had anointed him...
  • Flu vaccine will cover more strains

    Flu vaccine will cover more strains
    Doctors are hoping a more comprehensive flu vaccine formula being given this year will undercut flu season before it starts this fall. The shots guard against four strains of the flu, one more than the traditional three-strain, or trivalent, flu shots...
  • White Township cat had rabies, Warren County health department warns

    The Warren County Health Department is reporting that a free-roaming cat has tested positive for the rabies virus. The cat is described as an all-gray, domestic shorthaired adult male that frequented the area of the 600 block of Brass Castle Road in...