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  • Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails
    In the ideal world, police responding to a disturbing-the-peace or petty crime call arrive at the scene with the training to discern whether the subject's behavior is due at least in part to a mental health problem. They defuse the situation and turn...
  • Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction

    Report: State board overlooked doctor's rape conviction
    The Maryland Board of Physicians had been alerted to red flags about Dr. William Dando by officials in two states but still allowed him to practice medicine, an inspector general's report has found. Georgia officials told the board they planned to deny...
  • Creative event helps mental health group

    Creative event helps mental health group
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It's an expression that Mark L. Hariton, a mentor with the Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida's Listen to Children program, stresses to the children he guides. Hariton, who has volunteered with...
  • Lawmakers question Obama's $6-billion request for Ebola funding

    Weighing President Obama’s request for billions of dollars in new funding to combat the Ebola virus, lawmakers on Wednesday pressed federal agencies to explain how the additional money would help in the fight against the disease. Members of the...
  • New Jersey Ebola scare over; man does not have disease

    The passenger who became ill on an international flight that landed in New Jersey on Saturday is not suffering from the deadly Ebola virus, ending an hours-long scare that saw quarantine officers descend on a major airport while health officials in Dallas...
  • Ebola case in Dallas signals health system lapse

    Ebola case in Dallas signals health system lapse
    A man infected with the Ebola virus slipped through the cracks of a system designed to stop the disease from spreading, health officials conceded Wednesday as they isolated five schoolchildren who may have had contact with the ill man and rushed to...
  • Medical marijuana study targets epileptic children

    A research study examining the use of a marijuana extract to treat children's epileptic seizures is underway at several Pennsylvania hospitals. Physicians at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in...
  • L.A. child treated for partial paralysis had D-68 enterovirus

    L.A. child treated for partial paralysis had D-68 enterovirus
    A child treated for partial paralysis at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has tested positive for enterovirus D-68, health officials announced Wednesday. The case is the second announced in the last 24 hours in Los Angeles County, which previously had...
  • Suicide is best explained with science, not Sartre [Letter]

    Most people who kill themselves do so from a place of great pain, hopelessness, self-worthlessness and despair. But suicide is best explained not with reference to the concepts of philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (as was done in the Sept. 24 commentary,...
  • Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus

    Evanston man diagnosed with West Nile virus
    A 60-year-old Evanston man has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus, making his the first confirmed case of the potentially deadly disease in the north suburb this year, authorities said today. In a Friday release, Evanston’s Health Department said...
  • Child dies of infection tied to Enterovirus D68, Rhode Island officials say

    Child dies of infection tied to Enterovirus D68, Rhode Island officials say
    A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection, in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last...