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  • Social ties linked to lower suicide risk among men: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who have more social connections such as through marriage and religious participation tend to have a lower risk of suicide, according to a new study. Participants who had the most connections had less than half the...
  • Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers

    Chikungunya on the rise among South Florida travelers
    Load up on the bug spray, South Florida. A mosquito-borne virus with a funny name has infected 81 Floridians in the past two months, most of them in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. So far, chikungunya (pronounced chicken-GUN-ye) is...
  • Open House Showcases Benefits, Services Of Plainville-Southington Health District

    SOUTHINGTON — Clean water, Safe foods. No smallpox. Who should residents thank for these benefits? Consider something most folks never notice: the public health system. That was the underlying message Wednesday when the Plainville-Southington...
  • Mobile-mammography debate: Lifesaver or moneymaker?

    Mobile-mammography debate: Lifesaver or moneymaker?
    Like many working moms, Hope Bott of Orlando usually put her family's health needs ahead of her own, said the wife and mother of three boys. So when a mobile-mammography bus pulled up to her workplace in March, she got on board. Bott, 38, an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • D.A. Jackie Lacey calls jailing of mentally ill a 'moral question'

    D.A. Jackie Lacey calls jailing of mentally ill a 'moral question'
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey told county supervisors Tuesday that gaps in services and communication breakdowns between agencies have resulted in more mentally ill people being sent to jail. Lacey, who is heading up a group of leaders...