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  • Disagreement over just what's in that glass of raw milk

    Disagreement over just what's in that glass of raw milk
    The federal government and virtually all public health agencies oppose consumption of raw milk because it can carry dangerous bacteria such as E. coli 0157:H7, listeria and campylobacter. In March, 13 people in Michigan were sickened by campylobacter in...
  • Report: Patients suffered during 'collapse' in care at assisted-living facility

    When state inspectors were asked to take a hard look at Emeritus at Crossing Pointe, an assisted-living facility in south Orange County, what they found amounted to "a total collapse in the delivery of care to the residents," they wrote. The state...
  • More to life than a good pair of genes

    Your mother or father may have suffered from a serious illness, let's say cancer. Or maybe several family members are dealing with diabetes. The thought of coming away from the doctor's office with the same diagnosis can put you in a state of near panic...
  • For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules

    For homeless men, a new shelter and new rules
    When the Coalition for the Homeless opens its new $5 million men's shelter sometime next year, it will boast at least two things the current, aging men's pavilion does not: Actual beds and air conditioning. But the 250-bed facility will be a "historic"...
  • Suicides expose safety breakdowns

    Suicides expose safety breakdowns
    Sometime before 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2009, Jamal Miller began to tear the bedsheet in his room at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The stocky 16-year-old tied the sheet to a sock and tied the sock around the metal bar at the top of his bunk...
  • Keep Summer Foods Out of the 'Danger Zone'

    Keep Summer Foods Out of the 'Danger Zone'
    Hot summer days are perfect for pool parties, backyard barbecues, beach trips and picnics. But while you're enjoying relaxed meals outdoors, it's important not to be too casual about preparing and serving food. Cases of food-borne illnesses tend to...
  • Prevent Heatstroke This Summer

    Prevent Heatstroke This Summer
    With Memorial Day approaching and school soon reaching an end, it's a good time to brush up on summer health and safety. Dr. William Zirkin of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's emergency department talks about common summer problems and how to...
  • The Pain of Bartonella

    The Pain of Bartonella
    A bacterial infection typically spread by fleas, lice and biting flies could be more prevalent than many think, and may have been transmitted from a mother to her children at birth, scientists from N.C. State University say. Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt,...
  • Cash-Only Docs the Way to Go?

    Cash-Only Docs the Way to Go?
    Ten years ago, College Park, Florida, physician Rick Baxley made what seemed like a radical decision: He closed his large family practice, downsized his office and stopped accepting insurance. Tired of working longer and harder to keep his practice...
  • A guide to travel insurance

    The volcanic ash clouds, the earthquakes, the tornadoes, the floods. Where will it all end? It won't, and that's why you should consider buying travel insurance for your next trip. Paying a few hundred dollars in premiums could save you untold grief and...
  • Mailbag: Curious about Salas' mental state

    The story of Nancy Salas is a very sad and strange one. I am surprised that the possibility of mental illness was not mentioned. For more than a year she deceived her family and said that she was a student at UCLA, while all the while she was a dropout....