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  • Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

    Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
    Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Sacramento patient is 'low-risk' for Ebola, officials say

    Sacramento patient is 'low-risk' for Ebola, officials say
    State public health officials are calling a Sacramento patient being tested for Ebola a “low-risk” case in an effort to ease fears that the disease may have landed in California for the first time. An unidentified patient who may have been...
  • Even with his troubled history, law let school shooter have guns

    SEATTLE After Aaron Ybarra's deadly assault at Seattle Pacific University in June, some wondered why the suicidal, psychotic 27-year-old was allowed to have a gun in the first place. After all, Ybarra possessed a well-documented history of mental...
  • Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless

    Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless
    The organizers of Operation Healthy Streets, a newly revamped version of an existing Los Angeles city program, vow that filthy skid row streets will be scoured every other month (and spot-cleaned in between) and that city and county outreach workers...
  • LSSC aims to boost students' chances of landing employment

    LSSC aims to boost students' chances of landing employment
    LEESBURG — Educational options are continuing to expand at Lake-Sumter State College, but time is running out for prospective students to apply for the fall semester. The deadline to submit an application for admission is 4:30 p.m. Monday. As...
  • Mental Health First Aid course

    Mental Health First Aid course
    Mental Health First Aid classes teach professionals and lay people how to recognize mental illness and follow an action plan to get the individual the help they need. The course takes one full day. Nurse Marilyn Barton, RN, started teaching the...
  • Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack

    Community Health Systems says data stolen in cyber attack
    Community Health Systems Inc, one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. That...
  • Robin Williams and a discussion on depression

    Robin Williams and a discussion on depression
    The circumstances that bring about a national conversation on mental health are almost never good. Most recently, the apparent suicide Tuesday of actor and comedian Robin Williams touched off a discussion among our readers on depression. In the past, mass...
  • Medical examiner's office breaks procurement rules, audit says

    Medical examiner's office breaks procurement rules, audit says
    A new report from legislative auditors found that the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner purchased medical supplies without seeking competitive bids or written contracts during the three years ending in May 2014 and may not have gotten the best...
  • Enfield Schools Nurses Sports Paperwork Drop-Off Hours For Aug. 18-28

    Enfield Public Schools announced Tuesday a list of dates school nurses will be available to meet with parents concerning sports physical paperwork, medical health assessment paperwork and to collect student medication. Below are the dates as announced...