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  • Love lifts depression's fog

    Love lifts depression's fog
    Second of three parts. In Part 1, family members recalled how Orange County high school student Jon Ludlow went from being an athlete to a loner who required psychiatric medication. He lost interest in socializing and spent his time playing online video...
  • Obama: Latest Fort Hood shooting 'tears at wounds'

    AUSTIN, Texas Once again, the boots, rifles and helmets were arranged in a pose of symbolic mourning on the stage in front of Fort Hood's headquarters building Wednesday. For the second time in five years, the nation's busiest Army post gathered for a...
  • Crisis care for mental-health patients at risk, advocates say

    Mental-health leaders in Florida say a bill currently making its way through the Legislature would cripple the safety net for uninsured patients deemed to be suicidal or violent. The proposed law, SB 1726, would dramatically change how the state pays for...
  • Ralph Northam to head ongoingVirginia Mental Health Task Force

    Ralph Northam to head ongoingVirginia Mental Health Task Force
    On Wednesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order for the Governor's Task Force on mental health to continue it work. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, will chair its work. The task force was established by Gov. Bob...
  • Gay marriage first in Tenn.: Woman listed as father on birth certificate

    Gay marriage first in Tenn.: Woman listed as father on birth certificate
    Last month a baby in Tennessee made history: Emilia Maria Jesty was the first child born in the state to have a woman listed on the birth certificate as her "father." The marital status of the baby's parents was the subject of a flurry of court filings up...
  • Fort Hood shooting focuses attention on military mental health

    AUSTIN, Texas As the second-highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Army, retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli was briefed on all soldiers who killed themselves during the military's burgeoning suicide crisis between 2008 and 2012. With numbing regularity, mental...
  • Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?

    Are Americans smart to stop drinking diet soda?
    When I was director of the Congressional Budget Office, I was testifying so frequently to the Senate Finance Committee that the chairman granted me a special exception to the committee rules: He allowed me to drink diet soda rather than just water...
  • Years of war leave veterans facing unfamiliar challenge: the civilian workforce

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Sgt Maj. Chris Fletcher was a teenager the last time he had a civilian job. The Peachtree City, Ga., native, now 40, flipped burgers at McDonald's. He worked as a busboy at a convention center. And he was a clerk at a convenience store....
  • Obama pal's ex-aide to plead guilty in grant scheme

     Obama pal's ex-aide to plead guilty in grant scheme
    — A onetime top aide to former state public health chief Dr. Eric Whitaker plans to plead guilty to bribery, theft and obstruction of justice in federal court this week in a $400,000 state grant kickback scam she is accused of trying to cover up,...
  • L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth
    If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...
  • Nearly $2 million in grants for local health initiatives

    Quantum Foundation of Palm Beach County has announced nearly $2 million in grants for local health initiatives. The group's largest donation is $500,000 for the nonprofit Caridad Medical Center, which provides free health and dental services to the...