Scott backs mental health changes for courts

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on March 25 that supporters said will help the court system address issues with criminal...

History hinders African-Americans from Alzheimer’s studies

Wisconsin program director spent years building trust to get more Blacks involved in research BY CROCKER STEPHENSON MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MILWAUKEE — While African-Americans are...

VITAS Healthcare celebrates Tuskegee Airmen’s 75th anniversary

March 22 marked the 75th anniversary of the activation of the Tuskegee Airmen. To pay tribute, VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life...

How sleep apnea may impact safety on the road

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Truck drivers who don’t stick to their sleep apnea treatments have a five times greater risk of serious, preventable...

‘Disrespected’ disease

Sickle cell patients survive despite challenges BY ERIN N. MARCUS KAISER HEALTH NEWS / TNS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – When Janoi Burgess was a child, he thought doctor...

How toxic stress and trauma can endanger children

St. Louis girl’s closest friends have endured many struggles, both before she was fatally shot and in the months since. BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...

Gap being bridged between medical and mental health care

Partnerships improving patients’ overall health, reducing costs BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at...

Study: 13.1 million coastal residents could face flooding

Rising sea levels could lead to forced evacuation, study shows BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE As many as 13.1 million people living along...

FDA weighs in on cutting carcinogen in french fries

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels...

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