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  • L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    L.A. County food-truck safety program leaves a bad taste in the mouth
    If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this: About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...
  • Nearly $2 million in grants for local health initiatives

    Quantum Foundation of Palm Beach County has announced nearly $2 million in grants for local health initiatives. The group's largest donation is $500,000 for the nonprofit Caridad Medical Center, which provides free health and dental services to the...
  • Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

    Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health
    DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is...
  • Caped crusader of a different sort: Have condoms, will distribute

    LEXINGTON, Ky. If Freida Downey, aka the Caped Condom Crusader, had a super power, it would be super chatter. Need to learn about using a dental dam during oral sex? She's happy to tell you. Want tips for proper condom usage? She'll gladly oblige. Need...
  • Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

    ALBUQUERQUE — When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police. At first the couple brushed...
  • Focus on mental health for child safety: My Word

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The good news is that child advocates and mental-health professionals don't limit their efforts to 4 1/2 weeks a year. In fact, most spend their lives trying to make...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Those Feeling Sick In And Around Milford Can Now Get Better ASAP

    In Milford, on Wednesday, April 2, ASAP Urgent Care, the fastest growing urgent care provider in Connecticut, celebrated the opening of its newest center at 199 Cherry Street. The Connecticut-born brainchild of doctors and healthcare administrators with...
  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill and us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers cashed...
  • Ethics report could help NASA weigh risks of long-term space travel

    Ethics report could help NASA weigh risks of long-term space travel
    As NASA plans to send astronauts to an asteroid or even to Mars in the coming decades -- missions that could last well beyond 30 days -- they’re grappling with an ethical dilemma. How do they handle decisions on long-distance space exploration...
  • Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn

    Plan to turn Cecil Hotel into homeless housing is withdrawn
    Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets. But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from...
  • Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

    KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who...