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  • Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus

    Emergency rooms in Chicago, Midwest see spike in children with respiratory virus
    Emergency rooms in Chicago and other Midwestern cities are seeing a jump in the number of children with respiratory infections, possibly the result of a rare virus that can cause difficulty breathing but is generally not fatal, authorities said Monday....
  • Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time

    Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time
    Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is. Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
  • YMCA has big plans, even as 'visionary' leader to step down

    YMCA has big plans, even as 'visionary' leader to step down
    When Jim Ferber came to interview for the job of leading the YMCA across six Central Florida counties, recruiters pressed him for an opinion of the facilities. He hesitated. "On the record?" he asked, trying to gauge whether they'd be offended by the...
  • Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states

    Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states
    A rare virus that threatens respiratory systems has sickened hundreds children in Kansas City, Mo., and and Chicago and could be responsible for far more cases in about a dozen states, national health officials said Monday. The virus, known as...
  • Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak

     Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak
    Combating the worst outbreak of West Nile virus ever recorded in Orange County, officials Tuesday will begin spraying targeted neighborhoods with insecticide in an attempt to stop the increasing number of residents infected by the disease. From 3 a.m....
  • Health management plans underused at city schools

    Health management plans underused at city schools
    Chicago Public Schools students with asthma or food allergies often don't have health management plans on file at their schools, according to a new study, potentially leaving the district ill-equipped to respond to life-threatening medical situations....
  • Native Americans embracing 'decolonized diet' to fight diabetes, obesity

    MINNEAPOLIS Bit by bit, the farm at Little Earth is growing. So, too, is a movement among Native Americans across the nation to improve their health by rediscovering ancestral foods and connections to lands once lost. Far from access to natural maple...
  • Anti-arson program for kids hammers home the perils of fire

    Moments after Karen Echeverry sent her 7-year-old son to clean his room, he lit fireworks and hid them beneath the bed. The mother found smoke pouring out of the bedroom and tried to quash the fire, but flames quickly grew. Echeverry escaped the...
  • Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern

    Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s disclosure that she suffers from severe depression drew an outpouring of support and concern Saturday from other state officials and mental health experts, but also sparked a debate about whether she should serve out...
  • Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle

    Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle
    I first got to know state Sen. Darrell Steinberg almost 10 years ago, through his crusade to lend a hand to the mentally ill, many of whom suffer on skid rows and in jail cells because of decades of shameful public policy failures. I came to see him...
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children
    HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities. Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...