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  • The POLST form and end-of-life decisions

    To the editor: The POLST form (Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) helps individuals with life-threatening illnesses control their care. It was never intended for those like Mattlin with chronic but not terminal illnesses. Such patients...
  • Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms issued a recall for some of its chicken products Thursday, its first tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella. The recall is for chicken with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 21 to March 29, the company said. The...
  • Elena Delle Donne's health a major issue for Sky

    Elena Delle Donne's health a major issue for Sky
    Trying to relax in the players' lounge at Allstate Arena after another late June loss, Sky forward Elena Delle Donne's frustration was starting to show. She has been battling debilitating headaches and exhaustion. The Sky have dropped eight of their...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Travelers Employee Selected As Chair Of The 2014 American Heart Association Walk

    The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Greg Toczydlowski of Travelers as Chair of the 2014 Greater Hartford Heart Walk. The 2014 Heart Walk will take...
  • READER SUBMITTED: National Association On Mental Illness Support Group

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a support group for families and friends of individuals with a major mental illness. The next meeting will be held on July 17 at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester, from 7-8:30 p....
  • 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...
  • As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers

    As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers
    The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims. But in a corner of West Africa,...
  • What Is ALS?

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the...
  • Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading

    MILWAUKEE When faced with intense criticism for her agency's approval of the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg turned to a sobering statistic:100 million Americans are suffering from...
  • Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's

    Study paves way for simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's
    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step towards developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease. Such a test could...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...