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  • DCF's Level Of Involvement A Factor In Child Deaths, Review Says

    Child deaths in families involved with the state Department of Children and Families are more likely in cases where agency workers have spent less time assessing and interacting with parents, a preliminary review by the agency indicates. In recent...
  • Hartford Schools To Families: Get Your Flu Shot

    Hartford Schools To Families: Get Your Flu Shot
    HARTFORD — The young girl featured on the school flier has a thermometer in her mouth, a hand on her presumably feverish forehead and a face full of suffering — in short, she looks stricken with the flu. "Don't Wait! VACCINATE at No Charge!"...
  • Texas Ebola patient dies, hospital says

    Texas Ebola patient dies, hospital says
    DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital, a hospital spokesman said. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment...
  • 2 aldermen want screening for all airline passengers from 'foreign destinations'

    2 aldermen want screening for all airline passengers from 'foreign destinations'
    Two Southwest Side aldermen are proposing that all passengers arriving at O'Hare International AirportĀ and Midway Airport from "foreign destinations" be subject to infectious disease screening to try to head off the spread of Ebola and other illnesses...
  • Study finds calories dropping in some fast food menu items

    Study finds calories dropping in some fast food menu items
    Ahead of new rules requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts for their menu items, some of the restaurants are voluntarily introducing lower calorie selections. The new items tend to be salads rather than the main attractions such as burgers...
  • State Ramps Up Ebola Readiness Efforts

    State Ramps Up Ebola Readiness Efforts
    State health officials are gauging hospitals' readiness for an Ebola case, communicating with thousands of doctors, school nurses and other providers about preparation and response, and honing a message to the public that would inform but not needlessly...
  • Jesse Jackson meets with family of Ebola patient in Dallas

    Jesse Jackson meets with family of Ebola patient in Dallas
    Prominent civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson on Tuesday met the family of the man infected with Ebola and fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital, as health officials keep close tabs on those who came in contact with the patient The first...
  • First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. dies; possible second case discounted

    First Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S. dies; possible second case discounted
    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday, underscoring questions about the quality of care he received, and the government ordered five airports to start screening passengers from West Africa for fever. Liberian...
  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Chicago is expected to intensify the screening of airline passengers for public health risks, specifically Ebola, in the next few days with measures that would include taking the temperatures of individuals arriving at O’Hare International Airport,...
  • Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...
  • Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas

    Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas
    Less than three weeks ago, he came to Texas from Liberia to get married. On Wednesday, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in this country, died amid allegations by his family and prominent African Americans that his care was...