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Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Let friends in your social network know what you contributed on Your Take Post to Facebook Something went wrong. Try again. This contribution is a part of: Battle over Casey Kasem's health care heats up http://usat.ly/1nC9qvR CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Battle over Casey Kasem's health care heats up Casey Kasem's wife and her attorneys were delivered a court order from California Friday, ordering Kasem be placed into a facility, according to KING 5 News in Seattle. VPC Elisa Hahn, KING-TV 11:18 p.m. EDT May 23, 2014 Casey Kasem gained http://alexsimring.wikia.com/ fame with his radio music countdown shows, including "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40." (Photo: AP) 79 CONNECT 36 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN 9 COMMENTEMAILMORE SEATTLE -- Former radio star Casey Kasem's wife and her attorneys were delivered a court order from California on Friday afternoon, giving his daughter expanded power over his health care. The "Top 40" radio personality had been staying in Kitsap County with his wife, Jean, and a family friend, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. Scott Wilson, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, confirmed the court order was delivered early Friday afternoon.
Researchers involved in a pilot project between the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Columbia University and Yelp trawled the site for reviews that included words like "sick," "vomit," "diarrhea" and "food poisoning," between July 2012 and March 2013. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Roughly 294,000 Yelp reviews were analyzed, and researchers found 468 posts that were consistent with cases of recent food borne illnesses. Only 15 of those cases had been independently reported to the health department. "The results suggest that online restaurant reviews might help to identify unreported outbreaks of food borne illness and restaurants with deficiencies in food handling," researchers wrote in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday. Further review into those nearly 500 cases led the department to launch three investigations into restaurant-related food poisoning outbreaks. The department found that 16 people were sickened by dishes such as shrimp and lobster cannelloni, and macaroni and cheese spring rolls because to improper cold food storage, bare-hand contact with the food and live roaches.