| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Though depression is often dubbed the common cold of mental health, the disorder can be crippling — and nearly a third of those who suffer find little or no relief in the flood of anti-depressants now on the market.
For them, a new but expensive...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations:
* Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando.
* Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| Dec 20, 2013
Dear Pharmacist: I'm prone to tension headaches. But during the holidays, they're constant. I take ibuprofen and sometimes hydrocodone. Can you help me? — J.R., San Jose, Calif.
Dear J.R.: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:16 AM
A Loyola University Maryland student has been diagnosed with possible bacterial meningitis and is in serious condition at local hospital, school officials said Thursday.
Loyola spokesman Nick Alexopulos said the diagnosis is pending laboratory...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The tea had just arrived when "all hell broke loose." It was as though someone picked up Canter's Deli and dropped it. Silverware, napkins and hot tea flew off Christopher Ducra's table and the restaurant went black before yellow emergency lights...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Hinsdale Middle School will be closed until at least early next week after tests confirmed that mold was growing in the school and officials voted Monday night on a remediation program that will cost the school district nearly $400,000.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Burr Ridge resident Alessio Foracappa is frustrated that his twin daughters will miss more school.
His daughters and other Hinsdale Middle School students were told to stay home this week after mold was detected in the building.
"It's a pain and an...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Peninsula residents have no excuse not to get the flu shot if they haven't already done so. Early this week, Dr. Nzinga Teule-Hekima, currently health director for both the Peninsula and Hampton health departments, announced that the district's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A mosquito-borne virus usually restricted to Africa and Asia has been detected for the first time in the Western Hemisphere, with 10 confirmed cases on the French side of the Caribbean island of St. Martin, U.S. authorities have warned.