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  • Vegan communities growing, along with research on health benefits

    No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
  • Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab

    Escapee from Elgin Mental Health Center taken into custody hailing cab
    A handcuffed prisoner from the Elgin Mental Health Center who escaped from a state vehicle Wednesday morning was captured eight hours later after he hailed a cab in Elgin, ending a manhunt that kept the community on high alert much of the day. Jesse...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors. Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
  • Psychiatrist Reprimanded In Treatment Of Opiate Addicts

    An Ellington psychiatrist who has paid $60,000 in state and federal fines to settle violations in the way she dispensed medication to treat opiate addicts was reprimanded Tuesday by the Medical Examining Board, ending discipline in the case. Dr. Erum...
  • Group starting a conversation about mental illness

    Boca Raton's political, business, law enforcement, healthcare and nonprofit leaders came together to hear a call to action to start dealing openly with mental illness, especially in young people. "How many more innocent lives will be lost?" said Ted...
  • Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt

    Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt
    While some restaurant chains are shaking the salt habit, others are adding more sodium to their meals, according to a new study just released. Researchers for the Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed 136 meals from 17 top restaurant chains ...
  • Los Angeles County supervisors vote to implement Laura's Law

    Los Angeles County supervisors vote to implement Laura's Law
    Los Angeles County leaders voted Tuesday to fully implement Laura's Law, a state law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness. The law was recently adopted by San Francisco and Orange...
  • Child's Injuries Detailed In DCF Files Month Before Death

    A father's $25 million claim against the state in the maltreatment death of his 3-year-old daughter in 2011 lays out the progression of injuries reported to the Department of Children and Families in the weeks before Athena Angeles was allegedly beaten to...
  • L.A. County to expand Laura's Law mental-illness treatment program

    L.A. County to expand Laura's Law mental-illness treatment program
    Los Angeles County leaders voted Tuesday to fully implement Laura's Law, a state statute that gives counties the option to pursue court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness. Praised by advocates who say it offers a new...
  • L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row

    L.A. leaders are crafting new plan to help homeless on skid row
    Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown....
  • LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works

    LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works
    Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died...