Cartoons: Guns and mental health

In this slideshow, these cartoonists draw a parallel between mental health and mass shootings, leaving the possibility that more vetting must be made for gun purchases. (Though President Donald Trump and GOP members of Congress may not agree.) Related Articles Cartoons: Guns in our society Cartoons: Another mass shooting Guns, ammunition stolen from San Mateo County Sheriff’s sergeant US rate for gun deaths increases for second straight year Best of California cartoons for October Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device. Want to see more editorial cartoons?Follow us on Flipboard. …read more Source:: The Mercury News – Health

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San Jose eye doctor hands out free vision correction surgery

Christmas may have come early for a few patients of Dr. Michael Furlong. Nine people who were either military veterans or low-income individuals received vision correction surgery through Furlong’s charitable program, the Gift of Sight. Surgeries were performed on Oct. 26 at Furlong’s office in downtown San Jose. This is the 16th year the Campbell resident has performed surgeries for people who need corrective eyesight surgery but can’t afford it. Furlong and his staff provide the pre-surgery consultation, surgery and post-op visits at no cost. This year Furlong’s office worked with the Cost of Courage Foundation to identify military veterans who could benefit from the surgery. A network of optometrists… Read More

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Judge muzzles attorneys in Santa Cruz brain surgeon child rape case’

SANTA CRUZ – Dr. James Kohut, a Santa Cruz brain surgeon and accused child molester, rested his shaved head in his left hand before the hearing Thursday morning that hinged on First Amendment rights. The 57-year-old defendant is accused of having an extramarital love triangle, and raping children as young as 3 in Santa Cruz County and elsewhere in California. Kohut frowned as he watched Superior Court Judge John Salazar order attorneys not to tell the press about case matters not discussed in court. “The court finds there is a reasonable likelihood, in the absence of a protective order, of prejudicial news, which would make difficult the impaneling of an… Read More

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