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Grand Junction is heaven for patients with no health insurance, compared to most places in America, at least according to Michael Ervin. Patients in this Western Slope city pay as little as $7 for a visit to the doctor. They enjoy the benefits of...
Tags: Mental Health, Medical Services, Charity, Health, Medicaid
GRAND JUNCTION - This Western Colorado city of just over 53,000 delivers some of the best healthcare in the nation, at the lowest cost. And nearly everyone has health coverage. Getting results like this across the nation could solve much of the nation'...
Can other communities copy the Grand Junction model of low-cost, high-quality, near-universal healthcare? Some doctors in this Colorado city of just over 53,000 say yes, others no. But clearly, some parts could be replicated elsewhere. The House of...
Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects -- premature death,...
Tags: Kidney, Crimes, Emergency Incidents, Renal Failure, Health
Last month, a Palo Alto high school saw its fourth student suicide since May. Questions loom large: Why did this cluster of suicides happen, and how can the cycle be stopped? Public health officials and scientists use the term "suicide contagion" to...
The story of Nancy Salas is a very sad and strange one. I am surprised that the possibility of mental illness was not mentioned. For more than a year she deceived her family and said that she was a student at UCLA, while all the while she was a dropout....
What is meant by the idea of "generational curses" from a biblical and practical perspective? I remember the time I was preparing a sermon on this topic and a lay leader in the church, an older gentleman, tried to school me on what it meant. I thought...
Tags: Crimes, Family, Adults, Children, Crime, Law and Justice
If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against...
KTLA NewsTAIXING, China - The screams of the 4-year-olds inside the kindergarten could be heard out in the street. When people ran in to investigate, they found what one witness said was a scene "too horrible to imagine" - blood everywhere as a knife-wielding man...
Tags: Mental Health, Crimes, Health, Behavioral Conditions, KTLA
In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
Los Angeles TimesWhooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
Tags: Physical Therapists, Vaccines, Coughing, Health, Internists
Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety....
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