Dietary changes may reduce the risk of colon cancer

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Can changing your diet reduce your risk of colorectal cancer? Dr. Scott Strong, surgical director of Northwestern Medicine’s Digestive Health Center, said...

Rise in Florida’s child Baker Act cases draws attention

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a dramatic increase in the number of children being taken in for involuntary psychiatric examinations, a state panel on...

TALKING ABOUT SEX FROM THE PULPIT

Leaders at AIDS conference say Black churches must do more in the fight against HIV BY GEORGE E. CURRY EMERGENEWSONLINE.COM DURBAN, South Africa – The Rev. Edwin...

Florida Zika cases top 100 this year

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has had 101 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with most involving people who brought the virus...

Successful program teaches officers how to handle people with mentally illnesses

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) The teen was physically imposing — 5-foot-10 and 240 pounds — and Houston police Officer Randy Crowder had been warned...

Medical marijuana ballot initiative moving forward

United for Care will try to get amendment on 2016 ballot THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After lawmakers adjourned last week without taking up the medical-marijuana...

Scott gets advice from mental health experts

Coordination of care, early screening and assessment were among the strategies discussed at governor’s workshop. BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Better integration of...

‘I have no fear’

South Florida woman loses baby, arms and legs during pregnancy BY MIKE CLARY SUN SENTINEL/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CORAL SPRINGS – When Kayleigh Ferguson-Walker returned to church...

Childbirth for women in their 30s at 50-year high

The higher birthrates among older women help offset a decline in births among younger women age 15 to 24. BY TIM HENDERSON STATELINE.ORG/TNS WASHINGTON – Women in...

Pass the joint

Patients cleared to get medicinal weed BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Patients could have access to long-awaited, non-euphoric pot products by the...

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