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  • Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters

    Tracking the 'contagion' in suicide clusters
    Last month, a Palo Alto high school saw its fourth student suicide since May. Questions loom large: Why did this cluster of suicides happen, and how can the cycle be stopped? Public health officials and scientists use the term "suicide contagion" to...
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Nursing home raids net 8 arrests

    For the second time in five weeks, authorities on Tuesday swept two Chicago-area nursing homes for residents with outstanding arrest warrants, this time identifying 20 people wanted on charges ranging from assault to domestic battery to indecent exposure....
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
  • Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray

    Face time with MyClyns anti-germ spray
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Recession takes psychological toll

    Recession takes psychological toll
    At the height of the recession last year, Deanna Ross was busy training the newly unemployed and others how to form support groups to cope with mental illness in these stressful times. Then Ross lost her own job as a regional field worker at the National...
  • There's an app for most ailments

    There's an app for most ailments
    Need an extra push to quit smoking? Next time grab your iPhone instead of a cigarette. There are more than 60 apps to help smokers kick the habit. Look for apps to help you go cold turkey, apps that double as subliminal tools, even apps with...
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever: Rare genetic disease is often misdiagnosed

    One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble. For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...