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  • Florida monitoring 10 individuals returning from Ebola zone

    Florida monitoring 10 individuals returning from Ebola zone
    The Florida Department of Health is monitoring 10 low-risk individuals who have been returning from Ebola-affected countries.  There are no confirmed cases of the disease in the state, officials said on Friday. The individuals have their temperatures...
  • Mental Health Center redevelopment a 'legacy project'

    Mental Health Center redevelopment a 'legacy project'
    A review of the former Mental Health Center's potential redevelopment called it a potential "legacy project" that could positively impact the entire community, Tinley Park officials said Tuesday. Tinley Park's mayor and trustees watched a presentation...
  • Another Insanity Acquittee Charged With Assault At Whiting

    MIDDLETOWN — Weeks after a Superior Court judge sent an insanity acquittee back to prison following his arrests in connection with a series of violent attacks on patients and staff at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital, police said...
  • Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

    Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction
    Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring. Then 26, English started as a medical assistant for Dr. William Dando in the spring of 2012, helping him with laser surgeries and other...
  • Naperville man contracts West Nile virus

    Naperville man contracts West Nile virus
    A Naperville man has contracted DuPage County's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year, authorities said Monday. The man, who is in his 50s, was treated as an outpatient and his condition has improved, according to a news release from...
  • Former Google executive's app aims to tackle chronic illness

    Former Google executive's app aims to tackle chronic illness
    Having difficulty managing chronic disease? Now there's an app for that. Vida, a new startup founded by Google Inc's former commerce chief, aims to help patients get healthy, reduce stress levels and lose weight through online "health coaches." Many...
  • Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus

    Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus
    A potential Ebola patient taken to University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday night was the first in the state whose case prompted a blood test for the deadly virus. The results were negative for Ebola, state health officials said Tuesday morning....
  • Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse treated for Ebola, released from hospital

    Amber Vinson, Dallas nurse treated for Ebola, released from hospital
    Amber Vinson, the second of two nurses diagnosed with Ebola this month, is now free of the disease and was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, telling reporters she was "so grateful" for the care she received after...
  • Medical marijuana: The facts beyond the spin

    Medical marijuana:  The facts beyond the spin
    When it comes to medical marijuana, I've been torn. I believe suffering patients deserve relief. I also know that powerful pain-killers are over-prescribed and tragically addictive — and that this country spends far too much money arresting and...
  • Milford Father Files Lawsuit After Daughter Told To Stay Home Amid Ebola Concerns

    Milford Father Files Lawsuit After Daughter Told To Stay Home Amid Ebola Concerns
    MILFORD — A father filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking the court to order the Milford school system to allow his daughter, who was told to stay home for 21 days because of fears about Ebola, to return to school. Stephen Opayemi said that his...
  • 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...