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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Ed Duffy, 1945-2014

     Ed Duffy, 1945-2014
    Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy. He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
  • Energy drinks speed heart contractions, MRIs show

    Energy drinks speed heart contractions, MRIs show
    This is your heart on an energy drink, and it’s contracting significantly faster than it was before you opened that can full of liquid stimulant. So says a team of cardiac radiologists who were concerned about adverse side effects from energy...
  • Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

    Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say
    When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy. But when a doctor dispenses it under Maryland's workers' compensation system, the cost per pill can increase dramatically, officials and doctors acknowledge....
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds

    Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds
    Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin,...
  • NFL is investigating alleged bullying of Dolphins player

    A week after Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin walked away from the team amid alleged threats and racially charged harassment from a fellow offensive lineman, the NFL is looking into whether the team played a role in allowing the bullying culture to...
  • Venice crash suspect pleads not guilty to murder, other charges

    Venice crash suspect pleads not guilty to murder, other charges
    The man accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 17 people in Venice pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, is...
  • Obama retreats from the drug war

    Obama retreats from the drug war
    The American people once elected a president who favored decriminalizing marijuana. Jimmy Carter endorsed the change in 1976 as a candidate and again after taking office. Nothing happened, and more decades have been wasted in the war on cannabis and other...
  • Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers

    Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers,...
  • Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency

    Study finds about 20% of Md. college students show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency
    A new report has found that about 19 percent of underage and 22 percent of college students ages 21 to 24 in Maryland show signs of alcohol abuse or dependency. The report was done by a collaborative of Maryland's higher education institutions that have...
  • L.A. County backs out of sending jail inmates to facility in Taft

    L.A. County backs out of sending jail inmates to facility in Taft
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to halt a controversial plan to send county jail inmates to a facility in Kern County after a board member who had originally supported the contract changed her mind. The supervisors voted last month to...