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  • Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids

    Muzzling doctors about guns is bad medicine for kids
    It's a free country, folks are wont to say. So says the Bill of Rights' guarantee to Americans. We can worship how we like. We can peaceably gather when we choose. We can bear and keep AK-47s. And we can say what we darn well please. Unless, that...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study. "Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising...
  • Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]

    Sickly-sweet deals at the Little League World Series [Commentary]
    The Little League World Series opened in Williamsport, Penn., last week. This year, the vital statistics are about the same as last year and the year before: 10 days, 30 games, 16 teams representing the U.S. and eight countries around the globe. And...
  • Controversial circumcision technique likely route of herpes transmission

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – - Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely...
  • 818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues

    818 Roundup: Fishing on the LA River, CHP focusing on distracted drivers, train fatality investigation continues
    Greetings, readers. Today is Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 86 and a low of 66, with a 20 percent chance of rain. Headlines from the area: - Anglers young and old tried their hand in fishing...on the Los...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdM PTAs chart their course for new school year

    The Corona del Mar High School and Middle School PTA groups held a joint meeting last week and discussed changes on campus, the group's home tour fundraiser and more. Principal Kathy Scott welcomed the parents to the first PTA meeting of the year....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Chet Celebrates College Savings Month With Savings Starter Kit, Webinars

    State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) are celebrating National College Savings Month this September by offering parents a free CHET college savings starter kit. CHET -- the state's 529 college savings plan -...
  • Burbank Unified to consider later start times

    Burbank Unified to consider later start times
    Noting a suggestion from a local mom, the Burbank school board has agreed to discuss later start times for middle and high school students, an idea gaining nationwide momentum following the American Academy of Pediatrics' endorsement. Last month, the...
  • New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease

    New initiative promotes early diagnosis of Lyme disease
    Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the...
  • In Georgia, shooting at the gun range is a family affair

    ATLANTA Standing a few feet behind his 10-year-old son, Ron King stared intently over his shoulder, then stepped forward to touch him between the shoulder blades, correcting his stance. They might have been on a pitcher's mound or a driving range. But...