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  • 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,...
  • L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported

    L.A. County's first West Nile virus cases of year reported
    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Thursday confirmed that two people were infected by West Nile virus in July, the county's first cases of the year. A woman in her 60s from the San Fernando Valley was hospitalized in mid-July and...
  • Residents warned to protect selves, pets after skunk tests positive for rabies

    A skunk that wandered into a yard in central Isle of Wight yesterday has tested positive for rabies, according to health officials. A dog killed the skunk when it wandered into a yard and sprayed the dog in the rural Whispering Pines Trail area of the...
  • Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases

    Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases
    Idaho health officials on Tuesday urged vaccination to combat what they said was an alarming rise this year in the number of cases of whooping cough, which has killed an infant and afflicted 240 other state residents since January. The 241 cases of...
  • Increase access to public education programs about mental health

    The tragic death of Robin Williams has brought mental health into the spotlight. Williams’ apparent suicide is a painful reminder of human fragility and our constant struggle to cope with the many mental, emotional and physical stresses in life....
  • Board of Education appoints Joseph LeRoy as assistant principal at East Hartford High School

    The East Hartford Board of Education unanimously appointed Joseph H. LeRoy as an assistant principal at East Hartford High School at its meeting on Aug. 5, following a very competitive process. LeRoy replaces long-time Assistant Principal David DeCarli,...
  • New technologies are improving the lives of seniors

    If Betty Lewis falls at the Edgemere senior living community, a pendant she wears around her neck will alert the staff. The device picks up the motion of the fall and notifies staff members at the North Dallas facility so Lewis doesn't have to hit the...
  • Missionaries who had contact with Ebola to be quarantined in Charlotte

    Missionaries returning from Liberia who have been in direct contact with the Ebola virus but who are not sick are heading to Charlotte and will be quarantined once they arrive, health officials said Sunday. Dr. Stephen Keener, medical director of the...