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  • Dirty pools face a wave of closures

    Dirty pools face a wave of closures
    Last week, a little boy plunged into a pool at an apartment complex in Highland Park. It was a warm day, and he was indulging in a ritual -- seeking relief in a refuge of cool bliss -- that plays out all over Southern California on such days. But...
  • With HIV, growing older faster

    With HIV, growing older faster
    Larry Gibson first spotted Dennis Golay outside West Hollywood's French Market Place. By the time he was halfway across Santa Monica Boulevard, he'd fallen in love. It was Nov. 14, 1981 -- Golay's 34th birthday. Seven years later, both men tested...
  • Healthcare suffers at L.A. jails

    The Los Angeles County Jail system lacks enough doctors, nurses and other medical workers to meet the most basic needs of inmates, resulting in long delays in treatment for conditions ranging from hernias to heart disease. Breakdowns in medical care,...
  • Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause

    Psychotropic drugs given to nursing home patients without cause
    Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found. Thousands of...
  • Nursing home doctors untouched even as facilities are cited

    Nursing home doctors untouched even as facilities are cited
    Delores Fleming's relatives tried to keep her in her house as long as they could. But her Alzheimer's disease made that impossible. Placed in a nursing home near Decatur, Ill., she scored 23 out of 30 on a mental exam and was deemed to be "moderately...
  • Nursing homes a risky business

    Nursing homes a risky business
    When Christopher Shelton moved into Maplewood Care nursing home in Elgin, he was just 21 years old and a violent rap sheet testified to his explosive temper. Though in the prime of life, he had a disability that qualified him for nursing home care:...
  • Nursing home attacks: 1 victim's story

    Nursing home attacks: 1 victim's story
    Hobbled since childhood by a series of ailments, Troy Warfield walks with a crooked gait on plastic leg braces. At 41, he is blind in one eye, his spine is twisted by disease and his fingers are curled by severe arthritis. Warfield said he also suffers...
  • Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace

    Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace
    STAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • Night Sweats Not Uncommon

    Night Sweats Not Uncommon
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a man, and I have been experiencing night sweats several times a night. They are more severe in the early morning. Can you explain a possible cause and treatment? ANSWER: Having night sweats from time to time is common. The vast...
  • Swine flu is suspected in death of Arundel teen

    An 18-year-old graduate of North County High School in Glen Burnie died Wednesday after a brief illness that friends on a Facebook page described as suspected swine flu. In a letter to parents, the school describes Walter Brooks as a "dynamic presence"...