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  • California to shift mentally ill inmates out of solitary confinement

    (Reuters) - California will move mentally ill prisoners from solitary confinement to special isolation units as part of a series of new policies outlined by corrections officials Friday to improve treatment for inmates with psychiatric illnesses. The...
  • L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

    L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014
    Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014. On Friday, the county's Department of Public Health announced that a San Fernando Valley man had died as a result of infection with the mosquito-borne virus....
  • Person to Person: Conquering the stigma of mental illness

    Have you noticed that mental illness seems to be on the rise in our society? But would you also agree that there is a huge stigma attached to it? For example, if your cousin is bipolar or your spouse has panic attacks, you can't necessarily sit down...
  • Audit finds some L.A. County nursing home cases prematurely closed

    Los Angeles County auditors have found problems with the way the public health department investigates nursing home complaints involving issues of safety, neglect and other problems that could jeopardize the well-being of residents. After reviewing a...
  • Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad

     Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad
    Two suburban mayors fell seriously ill with the West Nile virus in August 2012, when a summer drought provided especially hospitable conditions for the Culex mosquito carrier. Only one of the mayors lived to tell his story. Evergreen Park Mayor...
  • WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo

    A suspected Ebola outbreak in Central Africa has been traced to a pregnant woman who butchered a slain bush animal that had been given to her husband, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The Health Ministry in the Democratic Republic of...
  • WHO pulls personnel from Ebola lab after health worker infected

    WHO pulls personnel from Ebola lab after health worker infected
    The U.N. health organization said Tuesday that it had temporarily withdrawn personnel from an Ebola testing laboratory in eastern Sierra Leone – one of only two in the country -- after an epidemiologist deployed to the area became infected with...
  • Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint

    Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint
    Tinley Park officials have awarded a $100,000 contract to a Chicago architecture and planning firm to produce a blueprint for development of the former Mental Health Center in town. Trustee Greg Hannon underscored the importance of the property,...
  • Hospital uses tablets to assist in patient care

    FORT WORTH Jessica Adkins, cradling her newborn son, Kaden, to her chest, said she appreciates being able to order meals, watch movies on demand and make her room cooler, all without leaving the comfort of her hospital bed. Texas Health Harris...
  • The 'heartbreak of psoriasis' may affect our joints, heart and mind

    Harvard Health Blog Raised, red patches covered with silvery scales on the elbows and knees are the classic sign of plaque psoriasis. This is the most common form of this skin disease, named after an ancient Greek word meaning an itchy or scaly...
  • VA inquiry stops short of linking deaths to delays in care in Phoenix

    On the same day President Obama pledged to regain veterans’ trust, Department of Veterans Affairs investigators reported that they had been unable to prove that delays in medical care caused any deaths at the VA medical center in Phoenix,...