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  • Florida's Ebola response a model for other states: Editorial

    Florida is known for doing things to the extreme — and not always positively. When people around the country think about voting controversies, government corruption and debate fiascoes, the word "Florida" comes up. So give Gov. Rick Scott and many...
  • Disorder among states' Ebola strategies raises worries

    Disorder among states' Ebola strategies raises worries
    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on dealing with travelers from Ebola-stricken regions Monday, but its lack of firm rules left a patchwork of state-by-state strategies that include mandatory quarantines for some...
  • Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago

     Ebola fight takes stage at physicians' gathering in Chicago
    With Ebola still a pressing concern in emergency rooms across the country, a Chicago medical conference this week aims to educate physicians about treating patients and protecting themselves. About 6,000 physicians gathered at McCormick Place for the...
  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states....
  • It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early

    It's Not Teens' Fault — School Starts Too Early
    In recent weeks, several articles reported the results of significant studies that concluded the well-being of high school students is compromised by a lack of adequate sleep. Stories in The New York Times and The Atlantic examined these studies and...
  • Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit

    Medifast announces partnership with Fitbit
    Weight loss company Medifast Inc. is jumping into the fast-growing health technology market through a partnership with fitness tracker Fitbit, the Owings Mills-based company was scheduled to announce Tuesday. As consumers have grown more interested in...
  • Wellness Fair provides answers for Windsor Locks residents

    An annual event for more than 10 years, the Windsor Locks Wellness Fair provides an opportunity for residents to get their flu shots and to browse through the vendor tables to collect information on maintaining good health, general wellness concerns and...
  • Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

    Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine
    Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory. The debate intensified as...
  • New York child doesn't have Ebola, initial test shows

    New York child doesn't have Ebola, initial test shows
    A child in New York City tested negative for Ebola on Monday, health officials announced. The child, who had recently been in the Ebola-affected nation of Guinea, took ill Sunday night and was isolated at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, the New York...
  • 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...
  • Questions on air ambulance decisions after school shooting

    Twenty-five minutes after Friday's shooting at a high school near Seattle, two air ambulances hovered near the campus, prepared to transport the critically wounded to the region's highest-rated trauma hospital. But Snohomish County emergency medical...