Posted 6:27 PM 3/29/2013 by JD Downing
(AP) - They stream in from teens around the United States, cries for help often sent in by text message."I feel like committing suicide," one text read. "What's the suicide hotline number?" Another asked: "How do you tell a friend they need to go to rehab?"DoSomething.org (More)
Posted 4:36 PM 3/28/2013 by Patricia Collier
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Health officials said Thursday that thousands of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon should undergo testing for HIV and hepatitis after officials looking into the source of a patient's viruses discovered the dentist's instruments weren't being cleaned properly.The (More)
Posted 4:44 PM 3/27/2013 by JD Downing
(AP) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Wednesday that federal regulators are reviewing its application to sell a new type of treatment for grass pollen allergy that gradually reduces allergy symptoms over time, rather than just temporarily relieving the sneezing and itching.The (More)
Posted 10:40 AM 3/26/2013 by Joe Bevans
KENTON, Ohio (AP) - Amish from northwest Ohio are promising to turn out in force this week for a meeting of a county health board seeking to evict two families from new homes that lack the required modern wells and septic systems. Last summer, the Kenton-Hardin County Health Board said it would (More)
Posted 12:59 PM 3/25/2013 by Elaine Sheridan
A watermain break in the town of Boone in eastern Pueblo County left residents without water for much of Sunday.
Around 8am people realized they didn't have water, and workers with the water department found a watermain break. Water was off until 5pm Sunday when the line was fixed.(More)...
Posted 10:11 AM 3/24/2013 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is standing by his commitment to end the disability claims backlog by 2015.Veterans receive disability compensation for injuries or illness incurred during their active military service. About 600,000 claims, or 70 percent of all claims (More)
Posted 4:43 PM 3/23/2013 by Eric Ross
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Family & Children's Services has taken a $4.5 million step to salvage a state grant and implement programs to expand mental health services in the Tulsa area. The agency had partnered with Hillcrest Medical Center in August 2012 to secure a $1.5 million grant (More)
Posted 9:31 AM 3/22/2013 by Marissa Torres
Breaking any type of addiction can be difficult, whether it's drugs and alcohol or food and gambling. Health experts say that sometimes the best way to get better is shift your attention elsewhere. So how about Fitness.
Erasing the bad things in your life and replacing it with the good. (More)...
Posted 10:08 AM 3/21/2013 by Marissa Torres
Are the health benefits of organic produce worth the high price tag? Farmers say it's more expensive to produce organic food and that's why they cost more.
Courtenay Smith is Executive Editor of Reader's Digest, she's also editor of the newly updated book: "Foods that Harm, Foods that (More)