Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer

Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer

SAN DIEGO — A Lakeside gang member was charged Wednesday in the death of a 25-year-old woman he’s accused of selling fentanyl. The woman was found dead from an overdose in her La Mesa home on January 23. Uriah Odish is the fourth suspected drug dealer since January to face federal charges in Southern California […]

Bring out the pleasure of cooking

Bring out the pleasure of cooking

I have this love-hate thing going with the task of day-in and day-out cooking — which any seasoned cook will tell you, is an entirely different animal than that carefree-and-cookin’-cuz-I-wanna style of cooking. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to haul my lazy self into the kitchen and face the reality of what cooking on […]

Racial Inequality Evident in Healthcare (and Everything Else) in Dallas County

Racial Inequality Evident in Healthcare (and Everything Else) in Dallas County

Today the Communities Foundation of Texas and the Center for Public Policy Priorities released a report detailing the staggering racial and economic inequality that has taken root in Dallas County and grown worse in the last few decades. You can read the full report here, and the Morning News summed up its contents here. And at D CEO Healthcare […]

Will County Health Department warns about synthetic cannabinoids

Will County Health Department warns about synthetic cannabinoids

Regulatory Compliance Manager Armando Reyes of the Will County Health Department Behavioral Health Division says the manufacture of man-made drugs by chemists can trace all the way back to the 60s, when THC was first isolated from marijuana. Since then, especially in recent years, the chemists, both large and small operations, always seem to be […]

Perspectives On The Opioid Crisis From Oregon, Ohio, and New York

Perspectives On The Opioid Crisis From Oregon, Ohio, and New York

From prescription painkillers to heroin to powerful synthetics like fentanyl, this country is in the grasp of a serious public health epidemic. And it doesn’t just affect those who are addicted. The opioid crisis is indirectly affecting local government budgets, schools, courts, and neighborhoods. This week ideastream, in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting and WXXI […]

Growing trend among youth creates nicotine addicts

Growing trend among youth creates nicotine addicts

NORMAN — Increasing the cigarette tax may provide funds for education and help reduce smoking, but there remains a largely untapped well of tax revenue — e-cigarettes.  While consumers pay sales tax on these goods, products like JUUL — one of the most popular trends among youth — and other e-cigarettes don’t carry the same […]

Cases of bleeding spur Ohio advisory on synthetic marijuana

Cases of bleeding spur Ohio advisory on synthetic marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are warning Ohio health care providers that synthetic marijuana possibly contaminated with a substance used as rat poison is linked to cases of severe bleeding in other states. The Department of Health says Ohio has logged no such cases, but it’s alerting medical professionals and Poison Control Centers in […]

Can timing of meals help with weight loss?

Can timing of meals help with weight loss?

A researcher at the Salk Institute in San Diego, Panda argues that eating within a certain time window each day can help people lose weight and may help prevent illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In animal studies, he and others have shown that limiting food intake to a period of eight to 12 […]