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  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Oak Ridge revitalizes Aviation and Aerospace magnet program

    Oak Ridge revitalizes Aviation and Aerospace magnet program
    Oak Ridge High School has revitalized and relaunched its Aviation and Aerospace Engineering Magnet as Orange schools considre broad changes to magnet programs district-wide. The school, which is also home to three other magnets, has reshaped the program...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Medical marijuana vote should be a no-brainer

    Medical marijuana vote should be a no-brainer
    When I was in pain — at times quite debilitating — from four breast-cancer related surgeries, I wished Florida had medical marijuana because narcotics make me sick. The highly addictive drugs my doctors prescribed made me nauseous and...
  • Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75

    Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, eminent oncologist, medical sage, policy advisor to the Obama¬†White House, outspoken defender of the Affordable Care Act — has roiled the political and policy communities, both left and right, with an essay in the Atlantic...
  • Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., businessman

    Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., businessman
    Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., the founder and former owner of the Serquel Chemical Co., died of heart failure Oct. 4 at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. The son of Thomas McK. Marshall Sr., a businessman, and A. Camille Marshall, a homemaker, Thomas...
  • Christian university finds one college ranking too good not to tout

    Christian university finds one college ranking too good not to tout
    While many colleges and universities actively seek high rankings in publications like U.S. News & World Report, one school has shied away from such self promotion. As leaders of a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Loma Linda University administrators...
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • White tops Brown 24-13 in Lehigh wrestle-offs

    White got on a roll and Brown didn't put up much resistance until the end. Not that it mattered. Lehigh University's annual Brown and White wrestle-offs isn't about team score. It's about producing results that lead to long-term success. "These guys...
  • A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'

    A black teen is shot in Kekla Magoon's 'How It Went Down'
    Kekla Magoon's riveting postmortem account of a tragic shooting is as familiar a scenario in contemporary urban YA fiction as it has been in recent national headlines. "How It Went Down" opens seconds after a white bystander, Jack Franklin, guns down...
  • Senior Living column: Compassion, thought required in all end-of-life decisions

    Apparently, I am going to live to be 95.86. Or, minimally, 89.18. If everything goes well, I might live to be 103.78. This is according to a questionnaire one can complete, devised by the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. It was...