| May 17, 2010
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...
| Nov 15, 2009
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.
| May 20, 2010
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...
| May 24, 2010
| 8:28 PM
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"...
| May 25, 2010
| 7:07 PM
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...
| May 28, 2010
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...
| May 27, 2010
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...
| May 28, 2010
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,...
| May 28, 2010
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...
| May 30, 2010
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...
| May 31, 2010
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....