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  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Child hospitalized in Chicago to be tested for Ebola

    Child hospitalized in Chicago to be tested for Ebola
    Two travelers from Liberia who are being monitored for Ebola in Chicago have both shown signs of improvement, but one will be tested for the disease out of “an abundance of caution,” health officials said. A child passenger from the West...
  • Hampton/NN CSB receives Family Wellness grant

    Hampton/NN CSB receives Family Wellness grant
    The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has awarded approximately $ 1.2 million in funding to help prevent substance abuse and mental illness by promoting family wellness throughout the Commonwealth.  Funds will be used...
  • Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear

    Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear
    Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday. The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
  • Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state

    Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state
    Tinley Park trustees have agreed to purchase the multimillion-dollar former Mental Health Center to maintain control over one of the largest vacant properties in Cook County, officials said. Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he individually polled Village Board...
  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola

    New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola
    A physician with Doctors Without Borders who recently returned from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital, health officials said on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the virus. The doctor developed a fever...
  • Ebola Q&A: How would the virus be handled in Los Angeles?

    Ebola Q&A: How would the virus be handled in Los Angeles?
    How would Los Angeles County deal with a suspected Ebola case? Any hospital in Los Angeles County would be able to treat the patient, said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the county health officer. All that’s required is a hospital room with its own...
  • Regular smokes may be worse; e-cigs no panacea: Front Burner

    For many public-health professionals, e-cigarettes were the long-awaited solution to the tobacco epidemic. Finally, we have a product that looks like cigarettes, works like cigarettes and is popular among smokers, but without much of the harm of...
  • Draft Report: Newtown Schools Lacked Full Picture Of Lanza's Mental Health

    Draft Report: Newtown Schools Lacked Full Picture Of Lanza's Mental Health
    Newtown school officials appear to have had an incomplete mental health history of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza before he entered high school, according to a draft of a soon-to-be-released report by the state Office of the Child Advocate. The Courant...
  • UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor

    UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor
    Federal officials fined UCLA Health System $470,000 for allowing an anesthesiologist who was banned from Medicare and other federal programs to treat patients and bill the government for their care. Dr. John Edward Miller, an anesthesiologist at...