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  • Jeff Miller: March Madness is being enthralled by timeouts and touch fouls

    There might be something wrong with me, other than the fact that every time I drink vodka I get dizzy and fall down. For whatever reason, I've become immune to the delightful malady called March Madness. I can't dig Digger, can't tell Dayton from...
  • Poll: Broad Support For Allowing Physicians To Assist Terminally Ill

    HARTFORD — A bill allowing physicians to legally prescribe lethal medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives has significant public support in Connecticut, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The survey, released...
  • In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health

    In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health
    BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the healthcare system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel. "You've got to teach people how to look out for...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • U.S. should reclassify prescription painkiller to cut rampant theft

    In his 30 years as a pharmacist, including three at a CVS Caremark store in Northern California, Wayne Wilson said it was all too common for drugstore employees to steal prescription drugs, which would often make their way to the black market. "It...
  • New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests

    New guidelines say kids should get cholesterol tests
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • A community makes a difference in providing effective healthcare

    A community makes a difference in providing effective healthcare
    Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m. The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern...
  • The frustrating, confusing world of mental illness

    After writing about mental-health crisis training for police last week, I got an outpouring of response from people who've been impacted by mental illness. I mainly heard from frustrated parents who feel like they have no place to turn for their sick sons...
  • Judge wants back on bench after insanity ruling

    Judge wants back on bench after insanity ruling
    Can a suspended Cook County judge return to the bench after being declared legally insane at the time she shoved a sheriff’s deputy in 2012? For the first time in Illinois, attorneys on the case say, a judicial disciplinary panel has begun...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...