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  • Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

    MIAMI "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" trumpeted a popular book in the 1990s. Author John Gray didn't sell 50 million copies of his book and spark a pop culture fire by telling us anything most of us hadn't learned by grade school. Men and women...
  • GUSD approves plan to address students' social, emotional needs

    When Glendale school officials approved a three-year plan last week to ensure students' academic success and prioritize the district's money, they also committed to the plan's robust focus on students' social and emotional needs. During the 2014-15...
  • Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far

    Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far
    Los Angeles County has already logged 345 confirmed and probable cases of pertussis this year, health officials said Thursday. The county's Department of Public Health is also investigating 356 "suspect cases" of the contagious and potentially deadly...
  • Security, Social Workers Among Uses For Federal Funds In Newtown

    The nine agencies getting the $7.3 million in federal funds in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will use the money to pay for school security guards, social workers and to send one student who witnessed his principal's slaying to a...
  • We need to start child-proofing pot

    In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
  • Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

    A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The study, published online Wednesday in the journal...
  • Let's get moving for better health: My Word

    When it comes to good health, the latest research shows that sedentary lifestyles are more deadly than smoking. Others studies reveal that physical activity is the single most-important thing we can do to reverse the epidemic of chronic disease that now...
  • Charlotte's Web 101: Medical marijuana and you

    Charlotte's Web 101: Medical marijuana and you
    Medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Florida — but can be used only in specific cases. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, known as the Charlotte's Web law, creates a registry of users and gives guidelines for when doctors may...
  • Orlando Health decides against possible merger

    Orlando Health decides against possible merger
    Orlando Health doesn't want to become a partner in a bigger hospital chain, after all. The not-for-profit Orlando-based hospital network announced Wednesday that it will end its explorations begun last fall for a partner for merger or acquisition, and...
  • Peninsula Health District warns about rabies

    Peninsula Health District warns about rabies
    The Peninsula Health District is warning residents that in recent weeks there have been several incidents involving contact with wild animals infected with rabies. "We've had an increase in the number of people who've been interacting directly with...
  • After health scare, Miami's Jim Morris excited to return to postseason

    CORAL GABLES — When Miami baseball coach Jim Morris said that he was excited to be back in the NCAA Tournament at his Thursday afternoon press conference, he wasn’t paying lip service. While Morris’ teams have earned NCAA bids for...