Study: Follow-up phone call could save a life

BY KATHERINE BURGESS KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS Hospital emergency departments shouldn’t merely give psychiatric referrals after discharging patients who have attempted suicide, a new study found. Instead, follow-up...

Senate panel approves KidCare expansion

With backing from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill (SB 248) that would allow thousands of immigrant...

Innocent gunshot victims face lifelong issues

More youth dealing with physical and emotional trauma after being caught in crossfire. BY BLYTHE BERNHARD AND JESSE BOGAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS ST. LOUIS – The bullets came...

CDC issues warning about ‘crypto’ in pools, water parks

DREAMSTIME/TNS The fecal parasite can survive for days in chlorinated water in pools and water playgrounds. BY STEPHANIE...

Roller coaster ride could dislodge kidney stones

Painless passing of stones reported in research conducted at Disney World BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Just ask any one of the 300,000 Americans...

Technology advances help to prevent and lessen impact of colon cancer

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S. each year. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting the colon —...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...

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...

New diagnosis: ‘Post-election stress disorder’

Mental health professionals report a stream of patients coming in with anxiety and depression related to —  or worsened by — the blast of...

‘Natural’ or negligence?

Lawmaker questions nursing home deaths BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A Republican state senator – and funeral director – is suggesting that...

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