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  • Could Bipolar Disorder Cause Someone To Kill?

    Could Bipolar Disorder Cause Someone To Kill?
    There's new information in the murder of 5-year-old Clare Shelswell. The Mason County Coroner is x-raying her body and sending tissue samples for testing to learn if the girl was ever abused. The County Sheriff says Clare's step-father, Peter James...
  • Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation

    Don't Let Poison Ruin Your Summer Vacation
    Summer means trips to the beach, lake, and campgrounds and, unfortunately, prime time for some of the scariest types of accidental poisonings -- ones that occur far from home and medical advice or care. The good news is that you can call 800-222-1222...
  • Natural Remedies for Vacation Ailments

    Natural Remedies for Vacation Ailments
    While summer vacations symbolize fun and quality time together for families, they can frequently be strained with unplanned health problems. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be challenging enough without any extra surprises. So rather than...
  • Some of uninsured can get health coverage by Aug. 1

    Some of uninsured can get health coverage by Aug. 1
    Floridians who have pre-existing illnesses and have been rejected for health insurance started signing up for coverage Thursday after a new federal program opened its doors. An estimated 750,000 in Florida and 7 million nationwide are eligible for a...
  • Three Day Cares Closed After Cases Of E. Coli Illness Confirmed In Kittitas County

    Three Day Cares Closed After Cases Of E. Coli Illness Confirmed In Kittitas County
    Three day care facilities in Kittitas County are shut down for now after an E. coli outbreak. There are eight confirmed cases and six more suspected cases. The outbreak didn't originate at any of the day care facilities. But, at least two of the cases...
  • 66,000 Pounds of Buffalo Meat Recalled

    66,000 Pounds of Buffalo Meat Recalled
    DENVER -- 66,000 pounds of buffalo meat from a Colorado meat packer may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Five cases of E. coli O157:H7...
  • Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs

    Treating Alzheimer's with Antipsychotic Drugs
    Antipsychotic drugs, which have been traditionally administered to mentally ill patients with psychosis (such as schizophrenia), are now being prescribed for some people with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Concerns about potentially dangerous side effects have...
  • Brain Scans and Mental Illness

    Brain Scans and Mental Illness
    On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
  • Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Stigma is a very real problem for people who have a mental illness. Based on stereotypes, stigma is a negative judgment related to a personal trait—in this case, having a mental health condition. It was once a common perception that having a mental...
  • Mental Health 911

    Mental Health 911
    Mental health illnesses are far more prevalent than most people know. In fact, the National Institute for Mental Health estimates one in four Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. That translates to more...
  • The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

    The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus
    When is an apple more than an apple? When it's resting in Eve's palm – or better yet, in the hands of the storyteller(s) of Genesis. The same happens to other objects touched by myth: Fire, for instance, has Genesis-sized significance in the...