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...

Bizarre birth defect in Black babies on the rise

CDC says infants being born with intestines outside of their bodies BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Physicians are seeing more instances of a birth defect in...

Cost of injectable insulin ‘out of control’

Diabetics shocked at how price of medicine has skyrocketed BY DAVID SELL PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA — Injectable insulin, which keeps some diabetics alive and keeps...

Plenty of reasons to limit soda: Prevent obesity, keep teeth healthy

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) When Dr. Susan Maples sees patients at her dental practice, she tells them to slash the soda. And she’s not alone....

How to fend off the flu in the workplace

Have fewer meetings, let employees work from home are just a couple of options BY ADAM SMELTZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (TNS) No matter what grandma might have warned,...

Should you use sanitizer or just plain soap and water?

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, frequent hand washing is the No. 1 way to prevent the spread...

Christie slams the first lady’s involvement in school lunch program

BY MADDIE HANNA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TNS) COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Siding with a boy who bemoaned the absence of “square pizza” and other favorite lunch foods...

What you need to know about lead poisoning

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) The recent news about high lead levels in the Flint, Mich., water supply has raised concerns about lead poisoning in...

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

Tips for coping in a troubled world

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS) News of traumatic events such as the recent mass shooting in California can be extremely unsettling. In this digital age,...

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