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  • Wasim Maziak: Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea

    Wasim Maziak: Regular smokes might be worse, but e-cigs no panacea
    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...
  • Commentary: It's time to treat the stigma of mental illness

    World Mental Health Day was Oct. 10, and instead of celebrating how far we have come in the mental-health field, I've been dwelling on the stigma that is still heavily associated with it. According to the World Health Organization, more than 450...
  • NYC Ebola patient improves; Oregon patient is 'low-risk' for virus

    NYC Ebola patient improves; Oregon patient is 'low-risk' for virus
    A New York City doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa is now in stable condition, and health officials in Oregon say a woman who presented Ebola-like symptoms Friday is not likely to have the virus. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, is...
  • Crisis communications and Ebola: Advice for businesses

     Crisis communications and Ebola: Advice for businesses
    In the United States, there is no reason to panic over Ebola. For large corporations, though, it seems there is enough reason to plan for it, just in case. That's what I deduced when Chicago public relations consultant (and, for transparency: friend...
  • Amanda Bynes rails against parents, mentions diagnosis and medication

    Amanda Bynes rails against parents, mentions diagnosis and medication
    Amanda Bynes was back online in the wee hours Tuesday and into the morning, telling the world about her parental and conservatorship woes and perhaps revealing a mental-health diagnosis. Perhaps. "I need to get an apartment and my parents won't give...
  • Flu shots now readily available on Peninsula

    Flu shots now readily available on Peninsula
    Production problems that delayed delivery of the seasonal flu vaccine to a number of providers have been resolved, according to Craig Parrish, director of pharmacy services for the Virginia Department of Health. "The situation we're dealing with now...
  • Md. to stop providing updates on Ebola investigations, unless cases confirmed

    Md. to stop providing updates on Ebola investigations, unless cases confirmed
    State health officials are monitoring about 100 people who have traveled from Ebola-stricken countries but won't disclose any more information about their condition unless someone tests positive for the deadly virus. Under a state health department...
  • Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'

    Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'
    Amber Vinson gave a round of interviews Thursday morning, days after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, describing the physical toll that Ebola has had on her, and the emotional toll of critics who questioned her decision to fly...
  • When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link

    When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link
    When wondering whether genes are contributing to your struggle with weight, a new study suggests it might be useful to look within -- at the garden of bacteria growing in your gut. In particular, you might well wonder whether, in addition to their...
  • Raccoon with rabies found in York County

      A raccoon in York County has tested positive for rabies, according to officials with the Peninsula Health Department. The animal was found in the area of Cheadle Loop in Seaford, a news release stated. Residents are asked to contact the health...
  • Mayo: Tony Villegas trial delayed again in Rothstein lawyer murder case

    Mayo: Tony Villegas trial delayed again in Rothstein lawyer murder case
    Tony Villegas' long-delayed trial for the March 2008 murder of Scott Rothstein lawyer Melissa Lewis is off the rails again. Villegas, a former train conductor who has been held without bond for 6 1/2 years, has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial....