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Diseases and Illnesses

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  • S.F. approves Laura's Law to ensure mentally ill receive treatment

     S.F. approves Laura's Law to ensure mentally ill receive treatment
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to enact  Laura’s Law, a program created by the state to compel  those suffering from disabling mental illness into outpatient treatment. Tuesday’s action follows similar moves...
  • Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought
    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline...
  • Older adults and their children move closer together after health issues

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors who have a stroke or heart attack are more likely to end up living closer to their adult children afterward, according to a new study. Adult children often serve as informal caregivers when their parents become...
  • Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely

    Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely
    Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with...
  • Fireworks in Howard County [Editorial]

    Fireworks in Howard County  [Editorial]
    In Howard County, it's perfectly legal to consume the biggest, most gargantuan family-size bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips at one sitting and wash it down with a case of the most sugary soda ever made. Or, if that's not your taste, perhaps something...
  • Vegan communities growing, along with research on health benefits

    No, vegans are not extraterrestrials from a planet orbiting Vega, although many might consider their dietary habits to be completely alien. Plant-only eaters represent a mere 2 percent of the population; another 5 percent describe themselves as...
  • TAU research links Alzheimer's disease to brain hyperactivity

    Tel Aviv — Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures. While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the development and progression of Alzheimer's seems the most likely cause for this neuronal hyperactivity, how and why this...
  • Laughing out loud: Scleroderma Foundation Southeast Florida Chapter hosts Aug. 15 comedy event

    The Scleroderma Foundation Southeast Florida Chapter will host "Laughing Out Loud for Scleroderma" featuring nationally acclaimed comedian Dom Irrera. The event will take place Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Improv at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood....
  • Constitution, not illegal immigration is 'central to our way of life'

    The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. He said his father "won the immigration lottery" some years back, was admitted under U.S. immigration law and eventually became a...
  • Group starting a conversation about mental illness

    Boca Raton's political, business, law enforcement, healthcare and nonprofit leaders came together to hear a call to action to start dealing openly with mental illness, especially in young people. "How many more innocent lives will be lost?" said Ted...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hospital Represented At Award Presentation To U.S. Rep. DeLauro

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) was represented during an award presentation to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro in Washington, D.C. at the 14th annual Wenger Awards ceremony hosted by WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease....