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Dodgers Outfielder Arrested Sleeping Behind Florida Airport

June 27, 2020 KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge. The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. A report by the sheriff’s office said Toles was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move after several warnings by deputies that he had to leave or be...

Doctors Now Fear COVID-19 Never Fully Goes Away

“We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas, the heart, the liver, the brain ... " Risk of never fully recovering after coronavirus ‘very real,’ scientists say June 26, 2020 Reuters – Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease...

Cuomo, de Blasio Wrong To Shut Churches While Approving Race Protests: Judge

New York Covid-19 orders unfairly targeted houses of worship, federal judge rules |  Fox News – A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven...

17-0 Dolphins’ Famed Running Back Dead Of Alzheimer’s At 73

Kiick was a vital member of the 1972 Dolphins team that went 17-0 and won Super Bowl VII and repeated as champs the following year by winning Super Bowl VIII. ESPN – Former Miami Dolphins running back Jim Kiick has died, the team announced Saturday. He was 73. Kiick had been living in an assisted living home for the past few years. His daughter, Allie Kiick, a professional tennis player, said he had Alzheimer's disease. Known for...

NFL Pro Bowler Dead; Brain Donated To Science

The Concussion Legacy Foundation at Boston University will study how football affected Sturm's brain. June 19, 2020 Fox News – Denver Broncos great Jerry Sturm, who helped the FBI turn in a guy who wanted him to throw a game, died Wednesday. He was 83. Sturm was an offensive lineman and two-time Pro Bowler for the Broncos. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and Philadelphia Eagles. Sturm was named one of the 100...

What COVID-19 Does To Your Brain

ICUs Become A ‘Delirium Factory’ For COVID Patients Liz Szabo, June 3, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from COVID-19, but also to protect patients’ brains. Although COVID-19 is best known for damaging the lungs, it also increases the risk of life-threatening brain injuries — from mental confusion to hallucinations, seizures, coma, stroke and paralysis. The virus may invade the brain, as well as starve the organ of oxygen by damaging...

15-Year-Old Dead Of Overdose, Cops Shocked When They Learn Who His Heroin Dealer Was

Fox News – Dean Pugliese, 15, died from heroin toxicity and kratom toxicity, a detective wrote in an arrest report. Swatara Township, PA police have charged Jennifer Pugliese, 49, with homicide and child endangerment nearly 11 months after the teen was found dead in her apartment last July, PennLive.com reports. The suspect was the dead boy's mom. ...  Worst Mom Ever? Pennsylvania mom charged in 15-year-old son’s overdose death May 28, 2020  New York Post  – A Pennsylvania mother shared drugs...

FL Psychiatrists Absolved Of Mass Shooting Liability

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mental health provider cannot be held liable for the actions of a man accused of a 2018 Florida high school massacre, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. Henderson Behavioral Health Inc. treated Nikolas Cruz off and on from 2009 to 2016, court records show. Cruz had multiple mental issues, including a fascination with violence, weapons and death, but was eventually mainstreamed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That...

‘The Most Common Early Signs Of Dementia’

Top 10 Alzheimer's Signs & Symptoms | The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation | When does an ordinary memory lapse indicate something more serious, like early Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Look for these ten common signs ... 1. Memory Loss Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later. What's normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally. 2. Difficulty...

Churches Still Closed, Abortion Clinics Still Open

May 16, 2020 Fox8, WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local pastor and churches all over the state want to hold their church services inside of their buildings. But Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order is only allowing churches to hold their services outside in parking lots while practicing social distancing. “We’ve been out long enough, it’s time to get back,” said Pastor Ronnie Baity, who leads Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Fighting for change, Pastor Baity, Return America, and People...

COVID-19 Lockdowns Trigger ‘Mental Health Disaster’

"The anguish people are feeling is at astronomical levels." May 16, 2020 by James Ketler | Mises Wire – Although state lockdowns have served governors well as a heavy-handed show of force, the policies are a patent neglect of the many nuances inherent in human action. They have led to a host of unintended consequences, including the emergence of a new health crisis—a dangerously sharp rise in mental illness. Though states are gradually wading out of lockdown, the damage...

Melissa Etheridge And Her Partner Cope With Tragic Death

"I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be." – Melissa Etheridge, 2001 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died. Etheridge released a statement saying opioid addiction was behind Cypher’s death. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid...

State Urgently Lacks Psychiatric Nurses

May 1, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Jane Gunter, a nurse practitioner in Tuolumne County, California, has long wanted to specialize in mental health so she can treat patients who have anxiety, depression and more complicated mental illnesses. Her county, a rural outpost in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a population of about 54,000, has only five psychiatrists — “a huge shortage,” she said. But Gunter, 56, wasn’t about to quit her job at the Me-Wuk Indian...

How To Reopen A City After Coronavirus

"I'm so excited, I want to cry." City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives | By Ng Han Guan and Joe McDonald | WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. "I'm so excited, I want to cry," said a woman...

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