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  • Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district

    Palm Beach County teachers union head announces illness, blasts school district
    Robert Dow, the fiery Palm Beach County teachers union president, revealed in a stirring hospital-room speech Wednesday that he is battling acute leukemia. But the illness hasn't stemmed his desire to keep fighting for teachers. Wearing a sport jacket...
  • Chronic Health Conditions Increasing

    Chronic Health Conditions Increasing
    More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, new research suggests, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms large for the nation's efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs. But...
  • No face spray can outrun a sneeze

    No face spray can outrun a sneeze
    If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister, and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against all...
  • When to choose hospice

    When to choose hospice
    The decision to stop curative treatment and enter hospice is never easy, and it comes at a stressful time. Even once the decision is made, arranging for hospice care requires the acknowledgment of unpleasant realities, which doctors themselves may...
  • Nursing home safety reforms get deadline

    Nursing home safety reforms get deadline
    The final report of Gov. Pat Quinn's Nursing Home Safety Task Force, issued early Friday morning, for the first time sets out an urgent timetable and concrete road map for a sweeping overhaul of the state's troubled long-term care system. The proposals...
  • Revising the Book on Mental Illness

    Revising the Book on Mental Illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists recently unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • Do You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    Do You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Fatigue is a common complaint of people who are not sleeping well or who are stressed, but severe or clinical fatigue may leave a person with generalized weakness and make it hard for him to initiate or maintain activity. People may also have difficulty...
  • Grand Junction healthcare is a model of low cost and high quality

    Grand Junction healthcare is a model of low cost and high quality
    GRAND JUNCTION - This Western Colorado city of just over 53,000 delivers some of the best healthcare in the nation, at the lowest cost. And nearly everyone has health coverage. Getting results like this across the nation could solve much of the nation'...
  • Uninsured find their own clinic next door to emergency room

    Uninsured find their own clinic next door to emergency room
    Grand Junction is heaven for patients with no health insurance, compared to most places in America, at least according to Michael Ervin. Patients in this Western Slope city pay as little as $7 for a visit to the doctor. They enjoy the benefits of...
  • Keys to Grand Junction's low-cost and high-quality healthcare

    Keys to Grand Junction's low-cost and high-quality healthcare
    • Providers collaborate to emphasize preventive care for all and the reduction of complications in cases of major chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. • A non-profit hospice emphasizes comfort for the dying over futile...
  • How to Stay Healthy: Keep Moving

    How to Stay Healthy: Keep Moving
    If you're an older adult wondering what you should be doing to stay healthy, the most important answer is staying active. "Physical activity is more powerful than any medication a senior can take," says Dr. Cheryl Phillips, a San Francisco physician...