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  • Medical pot may be back on ballot in 2016

    Medical pot may be back on ballot in 2016
    Proponents of a medical-marijuana ballot initiative that fell short of passing in November are making a second attempt to legalize weed in Florida. Late Friday, the Department of State approved the language of a proposed 2016 constitutional amendment...
  • 15 ways to get healthy in Howard County in 2015

    Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
  • Possible measles exposure at Philly's touch museum

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State health officials are warning of a possible measles exposure this week at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum and a suburban pharmacy. Officials say a person showing symptoms of the virus visited the hands-on learning museum...
  • Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut

    Widespread Flu Outbreak In Connecticut
    Connecticut is suffering a widespread influenza outbreak, and has been for weeks, as part of an increase in flu cases across the U.S., according to state and federal health officials. The state Department of Public Health said there were 444 positive...
  • Dental problems could be a sign of an eating disorder

    Dental problems could be a sign of an eating disorder
    People with eating disorders often mask their disease, making it hard for a primary physician to detect. But the dentist can see telltale signs, such as redness and ulcers, that patients can't hide. Dr. Gigi Meinecke, a practicing dentist and president of...
  • Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox

    Penguins' Crosby diagnosed with mumps, Angelina Jolie has chicken pox
    Two big-named talents have been sidelined by what are normally thought of as childhood ailments. Filmmaker and actress Angelina Jolie said on Friday she has chicken pox and will not be able to attend events for World War Two drama "Unbroken," her...
  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby diagnosed with mumps

    Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby was diagnosed with the mumps, the team announced Sunday. The Penguins said that Crosby will be monitored daily but expect him to be through the infectious period by Monday. Crosby has been ruled out of...
  • Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission

    Maryland reservists gear up for Ebola mission
    Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. Lt. Stylianos Kutob said...
  • Protecting yourself and loved ones from the flu

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays signals yet another “season” — one that is unwelcome — flu season. Last year more than 35,000 people died from the flu. And this year it is especially important to make sure you and your...
  • Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools

    Flu bug leads to high absentee rate in Oak Park elementary schools
    Nearly 600 students and staff in Oak Park Elementary District 97 schools were absent on Monday due to illness, with most suffering from flu-like symptoms, district officials said. A total of 563 students — or 9.5 percent of those currently...
  • Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools

    Flu season hitting hard, especially in suburban schools
    The reports from school districts have rolled in daily to Chicago-area health departments, and the graphs on the weekly influenza charts are soaring upward. Flu season has arrived, earlier than usual and packing a punch that has sent hundreds of...