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  • Boynton wants to be ready for medical marijuana

    With medical marijuana possibly becoming a reality in South Florida, Boynton Beach city officials want to be ahead of the curve. At the city's past regular meeting, the commission asked the city manager to research what impact this "green industry"...
  • Short rest periods between shifts linked to shift work disorder

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nurses who often return to work with less than 11 hours between shifts are at higher risk of sleep problems and severe fatigue than others, according to a new study. Shift work disorder, a combination of difficulty sleeping...
  • Sandy Hook Panel Focusing On Guns, School Safety, Mental Health

    Sandy Hook Panel Focusing On Guns, School Safety, Mental Health
    The Sandy Hook Commission's final report, now expected in December, will touch on school shooter Adam Lanza's mind-set and what might have led to the evil he perpetrated, but the panel's recommendations for change will come from a broader look at the...
  • Elaine F. Wood, secretary

    Elaine F. Wood, secretary
    Elaine F. Wood, a retired Baltimore County Health Department secretary and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, at her Towson home. She was 98. The daughter of Wesley Fennell, a salesman, and Frances Letetia...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age...
  • HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men

    HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men
    More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...
  • Imprisoned Transgender Girl To Be Moved To DCF Facility

    Imprisoned Transgender Girl To Be Moved To DCF Facility
    The transgender girl imprisoned since April 8 without criminal charges will be transferred out of adult prison into a newly created locked facility for the state's most troubled girls while the Department of Children and Families awaits final approval...
  • With the right support, patient with behavioral problems can triumph

    Watching someone come to grips with their mental illness or substance abuse and build a successful new life is the most rewarding aspect of her job, said Jenna Meyers, a community support team leader for Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare. Meyers has been...
  • Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile

    Bird in Kane County tests positive for West Nile
    A crow in Campton Township has tested positive for West Nile virus, Kane County health officials said Thursday. The bird was found in the township on May 30, according to Dan Eder, spokesman for the Kane County Health Department. This is the county's...
  • Looking Out: Maryland youth HIV prevention summit scheduled

    Looking Out: Maryland youth HIV prevention summit scheduled
    At the end of 2012, there were 29,477 people in Maryland diagnosed and living with HIV or AIDS. Of those, 1,424 -- or just shy of 5 percent -- were between the ages of 13 and 24, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In an...
  • Consumer group urges hospitals to stop 'unethical' health screenings

    Consumer group urges hospitals to stop 'unethical' health screenings
    A prominent consumer group is calling on 20 hospitals, including three in Southern California, to stop marketing medical tests to patients that the group considers unnecessary and unethical. Public Citizen said it sent letters to hospitals in eight...