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  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • City, county join forces in program to help homeless get off skid row

     City, county join forces in program to help homeless get off skid row
    Los Angeles city and county workers launched a major effort Wednesday to clean up skid row and offer medical, mental health and social services to help an estimated 1,700 homeless people get off the streets. Dr. Susan Partovi, the medical field director...
  • California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon

    California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon
    State regulators have greatly expanded the area of homes, schools and parks that will be tested for lead-tainted soil near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon. California toxic waste regulators blame air pollution from the Exide Technologies...
  • Newtown Teachers Went Back Too Soon, Union Head Says

    Newtown Teachers Went Back Too Soon, Union Head Says
    HARTFORD — Teachers in the Newtown school district were put back to work too soon after the Sandy Hook shootings on Dec. 14, 2012, without an adequate assessment of their mental health, the president of the Newtown teachers' union said Friday....
  • SunRail delays last peak train at night to attract more hospital riders

    SunRail delays last peak train at night to attract more hospital riders
    In an effort to pick up more riders at the massive Orlando Health and Florida Hospital campuses, SunRail's last train during the evening peak hours will run 15 minutes later. Starting Aug. 25, the northbound 7:22 p.m. train at Orlando Health will come...
  • UPDATE: Beach swimming advisory lifted for King Lincoln, Yorktown, Virginia Beach

    UPDATE: Beach swimming advisory lifted for King Lincoln, Yorktown, Virginia Beach
    UPDATE: The swimming advisory has been lifted for King Lincoln Park Beach in Newport News, according to a Peninsula Health District news release. The district said it received results from re-sampling completed on Thursday. The results indicate that...
  • New Assistant Principal Appointed At East Hartford High

    EAST HARTFORD — Joseph H. LeRoy, a former athletic coordinator at East Hartford High School, is returning to the school as an assistant principal. The board of education approved the appointment earlier this month. "As the high school continues to...
  • Indonesian legal system poses challenge in suitcase slaying

    The young couple detained by Indonesian authorities on the island of Bali this week over their suspected role in the beating death of Chicagoan Sheila von Wiese-Mack could face a legal system wholly different from that in the United States — one...
  • Maybe more than just talk coming at General Assembly Medicaid session?

    The rules that Speaker of the House Bill Howell is working on for next month’s special session on Medicaid (details here) will go a long way toward framing debate – but some other factors, too, may be emerging that could determine whether...
  • Physician joins skid row cleanup to get homeless off the streets

    Physician joins skid row cleanup to get homeless off the streets
    Armed with a stethoscope, Dr. Susan Partovi walked some of skid row's meanest streets Wednesday, stopping to help a man dazed and stumbling down the sidewalk with blood caked on his head. Luis Trejas, 40, said he'd been beaten up and asked for a...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...